One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The tobacco people surely don't take this placidly.’
- ‘So life moved placidly forward, in his last days, from nonage to nonagenarianism, and boredom was the worst thing that could happen to him.’
- ‘Water buffalo and goats graze placidly alongside the track; elegant white cranes glide serenely across the paddy fields.’
- ‘He greets the news placidly and stands to leave.’
- ‘‘When it's a lot of money people are less likely to take it placidly,’ she says.’
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