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- n. The property of being serene.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Serenity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being serene or tranquil; serenity.
Her smile has a sereneness to it that I can only hope to one day share.
This thing that is meant for sereneness, to send up mild white vapors among mild white hairs, not among torn iron-grey locks like mine.
As she stood below it Camilla was astounded by the quality of the workmanship, which conveyed delicate folds of drapery in the hard rock and imparted a divine sereneness to the Buddha's mouth.
And as the mellow shadows of night stole over the scene -- as the heavens looked down in all their sereneness, and the stars shone out, and twinkled, and laughed, and danced upon the blue waters, and coquetted with the moonbeams -- for the moon was up, and shedding a halo of mystic light over the scene -- making night merry, nature seemed speaking to Maria in words of condolence.
I have placed copies of "Pep" in their hands and watched courage, faith, cheer and sereneness come to them.
He clambered the steep hill-side, and sinking exhausted beneath a smitten tree, enjoyed the picturesqueness of the scene; the meadows, the streams, the pasture-grounds, the dappled herds, the sereneness of the summer skies, cleft by the wing of the musical lark, in all their purity of blue.
His whole span of years appears to have been spent with a conscience void of offense, and he approached the end with a sereneness of mind well befitting the high ideals set before him.
Tally had difficulty in keeping on good terms 'with two such opposite natures' as those of his master and mistress, that he managed it somehow, and says: 'However, as to the things of this world, I had enough, and endured their discontents with much sereneness.
What was the life of a peasant more than that of any other animal of the land, that the concern of it should perturb the sereneness of your aristocratic being?
Since unto the source of light and the inexhaustible stream of sereneness we offer the festival (name of the event), Him entreat, O Theotokos, to deliver us from the darkness of ignorance and from passions both spiritual and bodily, and in the world to come to save us from endless torment.
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