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  • Then she smiled at him serenely, squeezed his hand and, with a whispered regretful ’Addio,’ pressed herself against him for a moment and then straightened and walked away with unconscious dignity and grace.
  • He loved Nurse Duckett’s serene, flattered response, the sense of attachment to him she displayed proudly.
  • Milo nodded serenely with complacent gratification.
  • Milo’s planes, ballooning serenely in over the blossoming treetops with their bomb bay doors open and wing flaps down and with their monstrous, bug-eyed, blinding, fiercely flickering, eerie landing lights on, were the most apocalyptic sight he had ever beheld.
  • Yossarian continued staring in tormented fascination at Aarfy’s spherical countenance beaming at him so serenely and vacantly through the drifting whorls of white paper bits and concluded that he was a raving lunatic just as eight bursts of flak broke open successively at eye level off to the right, then eight more, and then eight more, the last group pulled over toward the left so that they were almost directly in front.
  • Her face — as beautiful as a blooming flower to him now — was distorted with a new kind of torture, the tissues serenely swollen, her half-closed eyes misty and unseeing with the stultifying languor of desire.

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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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