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  • She was looking at him serenely.
  • It stands in white serenity as an eloquent witness to the triumph of Classical purity and common sense.
  • "But, Peter," she said calmly, serene and astonished.
  • She had gray eyes that were not ovals, but two long, rectangular cuts edged by parallel lines of lashes; she had an air of cold serenity and an exquisitely vicious mouth.
  • She felt a new hope, because she saw that Cameron, lying still in bed, looked serene and—almost happy, a word she had never found it possible to associate with her brother.
  • But his eyes were serene and they looked at Mallory quietly, a hard, clean glance of understanding—and respect.
  • Her profile in the cold wind was serene and remote and lovely in a way that was hard to bear.
  • She sat looking at him, her face serene.
  • He did not need to see the caption or the brusque signature in the corner of the sketch; he knew that no one else had conceived that house and he knew the manner of drawing, serene and violent at once, the pencil lines like high-tension wires on the paper, slender and innocent to see, but not to be touched.
  • She did not smile, but her face had the lovely serenity that can become a smile without transition.
  • Their serenity was their best means of communication.
  • Had agreed in complete serenity.
  • She slipped down, to sit on the floor, her elbows propped on his knees, she looked up at him and smiled, she knew that she could not have reached this white serenity except as the sum of all the colors, of all the violence she had known.
  • # To remain controlled, as he wished, to be patient, to make of patience an active duty executed consciously each day, to stand before Roark and let her serenity tell him: "This is the hardest you could have demanded of me, but I’m glad, if it’s what you want"—such was the discipline of Dominique’s existence.

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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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