As she walked beside Archer with her long swinging gait her face wore the vacant serenity of a young marble athlete.
No one could ever be jealous of her triumphs because she managed to give the feeling that she would have been just as serene if she had missed them.
"Newland never seems to look ahead," Mrs. Welland once ventured to complain to her daughter; and May answered serenely: "No; but you see it doesn’t matter, because when there’s nothing particular to do he reads a book."
At the same moment he saw that May, serenely enthroned between Mr. van der Luyden and Mr. Selfridge Merry, had cast a quick glance down the table.
When he thought of Ellen Olenska it was abstractly, serenely, as one might think of some imaginary beloved in a book or a picture: she had become the composite vision of all that he had missed.
The long habit of living together in mutually dependent intimacy had given them the same vocabulary, and the same habit of beginning their phrases "Mother thinks" or "Janey thinks," according as one or the other wished to advance an opinion of her own; but in reality, while Mrs. Archer’s serene unimaginativeness rested easily in the accepted and familiar, Janey was subject to starts and aberrations of fancy welling up from springs of suppressed romance.
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While I lie awake worrying, she sleeps serenely.
She remained serene even when he was yelling at her.