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The Mill on the Floss
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  • She used to think in that time that she had made great conquests, and won a lasting stand on serene heights above worldly temptations and conflict.
  • The fact that my tradesman is out of pocket by me is to be looked at through the serene certainty that somebody else’s tradesman is in pocket by somebody else; and since there must be bad debts in the world, why, it is mere egoism not to like that we in particular should make them instead of our fellow-citizens.

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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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