Mrs. Jellyby merely added, with the serene composure with which she said everything, "Go along, you naughty Peepy!" and fixed her fine eyes on Africa again.
But so from rough outsides (I hope I have learnt), serene and gentle influences often proceed.
To see that composed court yesterday jogging on so serenely and to think of the wretchedness of the pieces on the board gave me the headache and the heartache both together.
No. Is it lovely, and gentle, and beautiful, and pleasant, and serene, and joyful?
"Caddy," said Mrs. Jellyby, pausing for a moment in her occupation and then serenely pursuing it after shaking her head, "you are going to tell me some nonsense."
I thought Mrs. Jellyby never would have left off serenely looking over her papers and drinking coffee that night.
The house, with gable and chimney, and tower, and turret, and dark doorway, and broad terrace-walk, twining among the balustrades of which, and lying heaped upon the vases, there was one great flush of roses, seemed scarcely real in its light solidity and in the serene and peaceful hush that rested on all around it.
I thought it very curious to see her looking on serenely from her writing-table while Caddy and I discussed it, occasionally shaking her head at us with a half-reproachful smile like a superior spirit who could just bear with our trifling.
As bright-eyed as ever, as serene, and as untidy, she would say, "Well, Caddy, child, and how do you do to-day?"
This she would always do with a serene contempt for our limited sphere of action, not to be disguised.
But as my darling answered him thus hopefully, so serene and beautiful, with the help that was to come to her so near—I knew—I knew!
"You see again, Miss Summerson," observed Mrs. Jellyby serenely, "what a happiness it is to be so much occupied as I am and to have this necessity for self-concentration that I have.
There are no more uses of "serene" in the book.
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While I lie awake worrying, she sleeps serenely.
She remained serene even when he was yelling at her.