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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • The countenance of poor Ali recovered its serenity.
  • She turned towards him with a serene smile just at the moment he was bowing to her.
  • At this moment the garden was only occupied by about ten servants, who had just received orders from their mistress to prepare the supper, the serenity of the weather continuing to increase.
  • His calm and serene look formed a singular contrast to Albert’s grief-stricken face, who approached also, followed by the other four young men.
  • Pale, with a dull eye and heavy heart, all the noble features of that face, usually so calm and serene, were overcast by grief.
  • As the distance increased between the travellers and Paris, almost superhuman serenity appeared to surround the count; he might have been taken for an exile about to revisit his native land.
  • But notwithstanding the serene sky, the gracefully formed boats, and the golden light in which the whole scene was bathed, the Count of Monte Cristo, wrapped in his cloak, could think only of this terrible voyage, the details of which were one by one recalled to his memory.
  • …coat, unexceptional in its cut, though simple and unornamented; it was not the plain white waistcoat; it was not the trousers, that displayed the foot so perfectly formed—it was none of these things that attracted the attention,—it was his pale complexion, his waving black hair, his calm and serene expression, his dark and melancholy eye, his mouth, chiselled with such marvellous delicacy, which so easily expressed such high disdain,—these were what fixed the attention of all upon him.

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  • While I lie awake worrying, she sleeps serenely.
  • She remained serene even when he was yelling at her.

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