Dean stepped back further, the smile fading from his face as the two men drove away at a very sedate pace.
But all he said was so prettily sedate, and the naivete of his youthful egotism was so obvious, that he disarmed his hearers.
Children who are not old enough follow directions or who cannot stay still may need to be restrained or given medication to sedate them in order to keep them still enough to obtain useful results.
If you're selling life insurance, placing ads on a popular webcomic Web site that appeals to college kids is probably not going to be as effective as a more sedate, establishment Web site.
Since color palettes are, in general, much more sedate during fall and winter, it's important to add at least one bright piece to the mix to maintain a sense of balance and to avoid falling into the trap of wearing black all season long!