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serene
used in War and Peace

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calm and untroubled
  • His eyes, looking serenely and steadily at Rostov, seemed to be veiled by something, as if screened by blue spectacles of conventionality.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (88% in)
  • He had just entered, wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and shoes, and had stars on his breast and a serene expression on his flat face.
    Book One — 1805 (1% in)
  • All their faces were as serene as if all this were happening at home awaiting peaceful encampment, and not within sight of the enemy before an action in which at least half of them would be left on the field.
    Book Two — 1805 (70% in)
  • Besides this the general opinion of all who had known him previously was that he had greatly improved during these last five years, having softened and grown more manly, lost his former affectation, pride, and contemptuous irony, and acquired the serenity that comes with years.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (13% in)
  • For a long time they continued to look at red Rugay who, his arched back spattered with mud and clanking the ring of his leash, walked along just behind "Uncle's" horse with the serene air of a conqueror.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (43% in)
  • Anatole left the box, serene and gay.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (48% in)
  • He sees nothing beyond the pleasure of the moment, nothing troubles him and so he is always cheerful, satisfied, and serene.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (85% in)
  • He stopped in the village at the priest's house in front of which stood the commander in chief's carriage, and he sat down on the bench at the gate awaiting his Serene Highness, as everyone now called Kutuzov.
    Book Ten — 1812 (41% in)
  • A short, swarthy lieutenant colonel of hussars with thick mustaches and whiskers rode up to the gate and, glancing at Prince Andrew, inquired whether his Serene Highness was putting up there and whether he would soon be back.
    Book Ten — 1812 (41% in)
  • Prince Andrew replied that he was not on his Serene Highness' staff but was himself a new arrival.
    Book Ten — 1812 (41% in)
  • His Serene Highness?
    Book Ten — 1812 (41% in)
  • Denisov, having given his name, announced that he had to communicate to his Serene Highness a matter of great importance for their country's welfare.
    Book Ten — 1812 (43% in)
  • "Ready, your Serene Highness," replied the general.
    Book Ten — 1812 (44% in)
  • "Would not your Serene Highness like to come inside?" said the general on duty in a discontented voice, "the plans must be examined and several papers have to be signed."
    Book Ten — 1812 (44% in)
  • Kutuzov's adjutant whispered to Prince Andrew that this was the wife of the priest whose home it was, and that she intended to offer his Serene Highness bread and salt.
    Book Ten — 1812 (44% in)
  • Her husband has welcomed his Serene Highness with the cross at the church, and she intends to welcome him in the house....
    Book Ten — 1812 (44% in)
  • "I thank your Serene Highness, but I fear I am no longer fit for the staff," replied Prince Andrew with a smile which Kutuzov noticed.
    Book Ten — 1812 (45% in)
  • Well, good-by, my dear fellow; remember that with all my heart I share your sorrow, and that for you I am not a Serene Highness, nor a prince, nor a commander in chief, but a father!
    Book Ten — 1812 (46% in)
  • Anyhow his Serene Highness knows you and will receive you graciously.
    Book Ten — 1812 (57% in)
  • Boris shrugged his shoulders, "his Serene Highness would not have it, or someone persuaded him.
    Book Ten — 1812 (61% in)
  • It is amazing how his Serene Highness could so foresee the intentions of the French!
    Book Ten — 1812 (61% in)
  • An adjutant told Pierre of his Serene Highness' wish, and Pierre went toward Kutuzov's bench.
    Book Ten — 1812 (61% in)
  • "I concluded that if I reported to your Serene Highness you might send me away or say that you knew what I was reporting, but then I shouldn't lose anything...."
    Book Ten — 1812 (61% in)
  • And should your Serene Highness require a man who will not spare his skin, please think of me....
    Book Ten — 1812 (61% in)
  • Perhaps I may prove useful to your Serene Highness.
    Book Ten — 1812 (61% in)
  • Boris evidently said this to Pierre in order to be overheard by his Serene Highness.
    Book Ten — 1812 (62% in)
  • Preparing for tomorrow, your Serene Highness—for death—they have put on clean shirts.
    Book Ten — 1812 (62% in)
  • "We see light again, since his Serenity has been appointed, your excellency," said Timokhin timidly, and continually turning to glance at his colonel.
    Book Ten — 1812 (65% in)
  • But when his Serenity took command everything became straight forward.
    Book Ten — 1812 (65% in)
  • All the gentlemen have gone out, and his Serene Highness himself rode past long ago.
    Book Ten — 1812 (77% in)
  • He treated his Serene Highness with a somewhat affected nonchalance intended to show that, as a highly trained military man, he left it to Russians to make an idol of this useless old man, but that he knew whom he was dealing with.
    Book Ten — 1812 (90% in)
  • Wolzogen, noticing "the old gentleman's" agitation, said with a smile: "I have not considered it right to conceal from your Serene Highness what I have seen.
    Book Ten — 1812 (91% in)
  • Only Malasha, Andrew's six-year-old granddaughter whom his Serene Highness had petted and to whom he had given a lump of sugar while drinking his tea, remained on the top of the brick oven in the larger room.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (7% in)
  • His adjutant Kaysarov was about to draw back the curtain of the window facing Kutuzov, but the latter moved his hand angrily and Kaysarov understood that his Serene Highness did not wish his face to be seen.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (8% in)
  • "You should take some rest, your Serene Highness," replied Schneider.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (10% in)
  • His Serene Highness has passed through Mozhaysk in order to join up with the troops moving toward him and has taken up a strong position where the enemy will not soon attack him.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (22% in)
  • Forty eight guns with ammunition have been sent him from here, and his Serene Highness says he will defend Moscow to the last drop of blood and is even ready to fight in the streets.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (22% in)
  • "Early tomorrow I shall go to his Serene Highness," he read ("Sirin Highness," said the tall fellow with a triumphant smile on his lips and a frown on his brow), "to consult with him to act, and to aid the army to exterminate these scoundrels.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (56% in)
  • "Things would have been different if your Serene Highness had not told me that you would not abandon Moscow without another battle; all this would not have happened," he said.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (66% in)
  • Instantly as at a word of command the expression of cheerful serenity on the faces of the French general, officers, and men changed to one of determined concentrated readiness for strife and suffering.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (67% in)
  • He, the commander in chief, a Serene Highness who everybody said possessed powers such as no man had ever had in Russia, to be placed in this position—made the laughingstock of the whole army!
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (21% in)
  • When Kutuzov came out of the study and with lowered head was crossing the ballroom with his heavy waddling gait, he was arrested by someone's voice saying: "Your Serene Highness!"
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (19% in)
  • Her features were more defined and had a calm, soft, and serene expression.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (55% in)

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