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se·date

(sĕ-dāt'),
To bring under the influence of a sedative.
[L. sedatus; see sedation]

sedate

(sĭ-dāt′)
tr.v. se·dated, se·dating, se·dates
To administer a sedative to (a person or animal); calm by means of a sedative drug.

se·date

(sĕ-dāt')
To bring under the influence of a sedative.
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My mother-in-law turned 70 last week and we held a gentle little bash at ours where family and close friends quietly chatted while nursing a glass of grog and nibbled sedately on the odd canape or two.
Whilst the race started sedately enough at a walk, as soon as one circuit had been completed, it was into trot, for the diehards remaining, canter was next and potatoes were seen flying all over the paddock.
From 96-2 at the start, the tourists progressed sedately to 134 before de Villers, who had replaced Kallis, was bowled off a thin inside edge by medium-pacer Peter Trego for 23, having faced 39 balls and hit five fours.
Johnstone, meanwhile, set off more sedately at the back of the field and came home in 3:01.
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The result: the profile of a cherub dog seated sedately on nothing and a star from teacher.
The sun flirts you from time to time, And sedately kisses your head and mine, Neither hate you know nor spite, Love you are filled with and pride.
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There was also a frenetic William Tell Overture by Rossini where conductor John Wilson produced a pronounced accelerando at the end, bringing the piece to a breathless conclusion - and it all started so sedately with the raw sentimentality of the lower strings at the outset.
Urban sedately ran through several fest biers, Belgian ales, lagers, and even a stout.
They should therefore ride sedately into the sunset and retire gracefully.
The tone is sedately suspenseful and, like Bataille's Story of the Eye, it corrupts something honest and commonplace into something delightfully profane before it pushes even further--all the while without any tone of wonderment.