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serene
used in Anna Karenina

31 uses
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Definition
calm and untroubled
  • The old prince embraced Levin, and talking to him did not observe Vronsky, who had risen, and was serenely waiting till the prince should turn to him.
    Part One (46% in)
  • But what always struck him in her as something unlooked for, was the expression of her eyes, soft, serene, and truthful, and above all, her smile, which always transported Levin to an enchanted world, where he felt himself softened and tender, as he remembered himself in some days of his early childhood.
    Part One (25% in)
  • He talked on, addressing both Kitty and Levin, turning his serene, friendly eyes from one to the other, and saying obviously just what came into his head.
    Part One (44% in)
  • What had become of his always self-possessed resolute manner, and the carelessly serene expression of his face?
    Part One (69% in)
  • To regain her serenity completely she went into the nursery, and spent the whole evening with her son, put him to bed herself, signed him with the cross, and tucked him up.
    Part One (95% in)
  • She felt so light-hearted and serene, she saw so clearly that all that had seemed to her so important on her railway journey was only one of the common trivial incidents of fashionable life, and that she had no reason to feel ashamed before anyone else or before herself.
    Part One (95% in)
  • "That's my one desire, to be caught," answered Vronsky, with his serene, good-humored smile.
    Part Two (10% in)
  • Levin felt so resolute and serene that no answer, he fancied, could affect him.
    Part Two (40% in)
  • Vronsky looked round angrily, but his face lighted up immediately with his characteristic expression of genial and manly serenity.
    Part Two (50% in)
  • How I should like to know it and to learn it of her!" thought Kitty, gazing into her serene face.
    Part Two (87% in)
  • She was not so gay and thoughtless as before, but she was serene.
    Part Two (**% in)
  • A look of fear crossed his face, but he regained his serenity immediately.
    Part Three (96% in)
  • Sergey Ivanovitch waited serenely to speak, obviously with a convincing reply ready.
    Part Four (42% in)
  • Tears stood in his eyes, and the luminous, serene look in them impressed Vronsky.
    Part Four (75% in)
  • To forget!" he said to himself with the serene confidence of a healthy man that if he is tired and sleepy, he will go to sleep at once.
    Part Four (76% in)
  • But in the corridor there was no sign of the person he was looking for and he came back in despair, and frantically waving his hands addressed Stepan Arkadyevitch, who was smoking serenely.
    Part Five (10% in)
  • He saw in the foreground Pilate's irritated face and the serene face of Christ, and in the background the figures of Pilate's retinue and the face of John watching what was happening.
    Part Five (31% in)
  • "You did quite right," he said with a serene smile that showed his even teeth, and he kissed her hand.
    Part Five (92% in)
  • Anyone who did not know her and her circle, who had not heard all the utterances of the women expressive of commiseration, indignation, and amazement, that she should show herself in society, and show herself so conspicuously with her lace and her beauty, would have admired the serenity and loveliness of this woman without a suspicion that she was undergoing the sensations of a man in the stocks.
    Part Five (98% in)
  • He was obviously convinced of the correctness of his position, and so talked serenely and without haste.
    Part Six (31% in)
  • It was strange to Darya Alexandrovna to hear how serenely confident he was of being right at his own table.
    Part Six (69% in)
  • "Oh, still just the same, always at a loss," the landowner answered with a resigned smile, but with an expression of serenity and conviction that so it must be.
    Part Six (89% in)
  • She liked his serene, friendly, and hospitable manner in the country.
    Part Seven (1% in)
  • She said a few words to him, even smiled serenely at his joke about the elections, which he called "our parliament."
    Part Seven (2% in)
  • He knew Metrov had written an article against the generally accepted theory of political economy, but to what extent he could reckon on his sympathy with his own new views he did not know and could not guess from the clever and serene face of the learned man.
    Part Seven (8% in)
  • "No, extremes are not good in anything," Natalia said serenely, putting his paper knife straight in its proper place on the table.
    Part Seven (14% in)
  • With her hands hanging exhausted on the quilt, looking extraordinarily lovely and serene, she looked at him in silence and tried to smile, and could not.
    Part Seven (46% in)
  • What puzzled and distracted him above everything was that the majority of men of his age and circle had, like him, exchanged their old beliefs for the same new convictions, and yet saw nothing to lament in this, and were perfectly satisfied and serene.
    Part Eight (36% in)
  • But Katavasov's serene and good-humored expression suddenly struck him, and he felt such tenderness for his own happy mood, which he was unmistakably disturbing by this conversation, that he remembered his resolution and stopped short.
    Part Eight (70% in)
  • "With the Turks," Sergey Ivanovitch answered, smiling serenely, as he extricated the bee, dark with honey and helplessly kicking, and put it with the knife on a stout aspen leaf.
    Part Eight (74% in)
  • The handsome old man, with black grizzled beard and thick silvery hair, stood motionless, holding a cup of honey, looking down from the height of his tall figure with friendly serenity at the gentlefolk, obviously understanding nothing of their conversation and not caring to understand it.
    Part Eight (78% in)

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