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  • While I lie awake worrying, she sleeps serenely.
  • She remained serene even when he was yelling at her.
  • serene skies and a bright blue sea
  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  • A hot air balloon floated serenely through the clouds.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I studied England on a map, so neat and serene,
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • "Well, you see, Lucius," said Dumbledore, smiling serenely, "the other eleven governors contacted me today."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Jonas knew she must be nervous, but Fiona was a calm female. She had been sitting quietly, serenely, throughout the Ceremony.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • The serene beauty of the Rio Villa still takes my breath away.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • I want to die serenely.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • He wondered if she and the other children had chosen this riverbank heaven, or if ... a serene landscape had been chosen for them.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Her voice was serene, but filled with commanding strength.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I summed my side up with rare serenity in, "The folly of mistaking a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself as an oracle, is inborn in us, Mr. Valery once said."
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He was stretched out on his back, looking serene.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • As I enter the serene city of Guerneville, the 4-Runner truck goes from a Mach-like speed to that of a snail.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges, and enabled me to walk serene and happy in the shadow cast by my deprivation.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • He was a lean, happy, excitable man who had turned out to be calm and serene in combat.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Beth’s face, serene and smiling, as in the early days, looked down upon them, seeming to say, "Be happy."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • ...musicians made a serene music flow up like blossom scent on the still air.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • looking in at my broad windows with serene and satisfied face,
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • like a flash of lightning in a serene sky
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • I glanced over at Fang and saw that his face looked serene,
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Her face is serene in the early morning sunlight.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Serene, his father said, "Now." And fired the rifle.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • The prospect did not seem to disturb Annie’s weird serenity in the least, although Paul could not believe that, in some part of her mind, she did not realize how close to the end of the game they had now come.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • The dense fog filled the room so that Harry could not see Slughorn or Voldemort at all; only Dumbledore, smiling serenely beside him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • she looked at me then everything emptied out of her eyes and they looked like the eyes in statues blank and unseeing and serene
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Now the sea was a serene blue, deep and dark.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • I know of those whose serene and wise speculations on this theme would soon reveal...
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • There were two afternoons in the late fall when Judith was absent, returning at supper time serene and calm.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • I described the serenity of the park,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The serene look on Aunt Pearl’s face calmed him at first, then made him angrier. Sometimes you’d think she was deaf, dumb, and blind, he thought.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • He had lost his fierce serenity.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He struggled to conceal the tension behind his serene expression.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • And yet, there’s a serenity in his face, a sense of something that’s survived its own ruin.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • My mask of serenity and...
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Atticus drove serenely on until they reached Barker’s Eddy, because Jean Louise had no intention of advising her father that Jem was no longer present, and she prevented Henry from doing so by catching his finger and bending it back.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • They’ll want me to be brilliant and serene, like Father.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • My headlights sweep over a crooked green street sign fifty feet ahead: Serenity Place.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • All things at Happy Jack are serene and gracious—but this moment is the exception to the rule.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • There was a serene blue sky overhead, and pure white clouds that seemed a million miles away from flames and smoke.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Ruth smiles at me in the car, beautiful and serene in that summer dress.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Astra’s little face was serene as she slept, and every few seconds she’d unclench her tiny fist or fidget just a bit.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Jace smiled serenely and lay back on the rock.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It appeared to be moving and sparkling, yet still and serene at the same time.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Where the mothership sails serenely across the sky.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She looks so beautiful, not even real, nestled in a bower of snow, her dark hair shimmering like onyx, her expression in sleep the indescribable serenity of an ancient statue.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
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