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serene
used in The Sound and the Fury

9 uses
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Definition
calm and untroubled
  • she looked at me then everything emptied out of her eyes and they looked like the eyes in statues blank and unseeing and serene
    2 — June 2, 1910 (84% in)
serene = calm and untroubled
  • Cunningand serene.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (2% in)
  • Spaced and peaceful and serene, with thatquality of autumn always in bells even in the month ofbrides.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (25% in)
  • She just looked at me, serene and secret and chewing.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (54% in)
  • The first note sounded, measured and tranquil, serenely peremptory, emptying the unhurried silence for the next one and that's it if people could only change one another forever thatway merge like a flame swirlingup foran instant then blown cleanly outalong the cool eternal dark instead of Iying there tryingnot to think of the swinguntil all cedars came to have that vivid dead smell of perfume thatBenjy hated so.
    2 — June 2, 1910 (97% in)
  • For naturallyI shall employ thissum as thoughit were my own and so permit your Mother to avail herself of this opportunity which my exhaustive investigation has shown to be abonanza—if you willpermit the vulgarism—of the first water and purest ray serene.
    3 — April 6, 1928 (52% in)
  • ...consumed him, until he was nothingand they were nothing and there was not even a voice but instead their heartswere speaking to one another in chanting measuresbeyond the need for words, so that when he came to rest against the reading desk, hismonkey face lifted and his whole attitude that of a serene, tortured crucifix that transcended its shabbinessand insignificance and made it ofno moment, a long moaning expulsion ofbreathrose from them, and a woman's single soprano:"Yes, Jesus!
    4 — April 8, 1928 (53% in)
  • He satin the middle of the seat, holding the repaired flower upright in his fist,his eyes serene andineffable.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (97% in)
  • The broken flower drooped over Ben's fist and his eyes were empty and blue and serene again as cornice and faĉade flowed smoothlyonce more from left to right, post and tree, window and doorway and signboard each inits ordered place.
    4 — April 8, 1928 (**% in)

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