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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • The strikingly beautiful and gentle eyes of this poor girl looked with mild serenity at Alyosha.
  • He was very handsome, too, graceful, moderately tall, with hair of a dark brown, with a regular, rather long, oval-shaped face, and wide-set dark gray, shining eyes; he was very thoughtful, and apparently very serene.
  • Smerdyakov drew his right foot up to his left, pulled himself up, but still looked at him with the same serenity and the same little smile.
  • Fear not the great nor the mighty, but be wise and ever serene.
  • The mild serenity of age takes the place of the riotous blood of youth.
  • Every one will know that he is mortal and will accept death proudly and serenely like a god.
  • I fancied, too, that you were not expressing your own ideas," Alyosha answered serenely and modestly, but Kolya interrupted him hotly: "Come, you want obedience and mysticism.
  • His charming face always had a good-humored expression; but there was a gentleness and serenity in his good-humor.
  • I have seen it myself, I have known it myself, and, would you believe it, the poorer our Russian peasant is, the more noticeable is that serene goodness, for the rich among them are for the most part corrupted already, and much of that is due to our carelessness and indifference.
  • Alyosha saw sorrowfully that from being mild and serene, it had become sullen and spiteful.
  • But from the confidence of the "great magician" they saw that he was serene, and they waited, feeling that "such a man" had not come from Petersburg for nothing, and that he was not a man to return unsuccessful.
  • "Though I don’t know you and it’s the first time I’ve seen you," Alyosha went on with the same serenity, "yet I must have done something to you—you wouldn’t have hurt me like this for nothing.
  • Oh, no, I haven’t got three thousand," Madame Hohlakov announced with serene amazement.

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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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