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  • adv. in a seraphic manner, purely

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the manner of a seraph; with exalted and burning love or zeal.


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  • Pulling the horse to a halt in the lee of a just-greening larch, she smiled at him seraphically, triumph plain in her eyes.


  • Mr Brass would then set the office – door wide open, hum his old tune with great gaiety of heart, and smile seraphically as before.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • I want more knowledge 'as he went by, smiling seraphically.

    Stoppard's Romance

  • And thus — she was smiling benignly — the agony of the particular sheep, cow, or human being is necessary; and so — she was beaming seraphically at the gilt vane in the distance — we reach the conclusion that ALL is harmony, could we hear it.

    Between the Acts

  • The more curious and observant among these many arrivals might witness the unusual sight of a uniformed security guard at each end of the monumental hall, smiling seraphically into the far distance.

    Hound in the Left-hand Corner, The

  • He slept seraphically in a pool of something foul but unidentifiable, whilst nearby Stamatis drew a monarchist knife on Kokolios and threatened to remove his Communist balls, before throwing himself about his neck and swearing eternal brotherhood.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • As though galvanised, the people gathered around the corpse of the smug engineer, his neatly severed head smiling seraphically up through its white powdering of sand.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • He treated her to his most seraphically innocent expression.

    Captives Of The Night

  • I glanced at the captain, who smiled seraphically.

    The Gates of Noon

  • And when they asked by whom?, he smiled seraphically, and was silent.

    A Rare Benedictine


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