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  • adv. In a serene manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a serene manner; clearly.
  • adv. With unruffled temper; coolly; calmly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Calmly; quietly; placidly.
  • Without excitement; coolly; deliberately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a peacefully serene manner


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serene +‎ -ly


  • Mr. Barholm walked in serenely, sure that he ought to be welcome, if he was not.

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  • But she stood firm arguing that the Niqab helped her minimize materialistic distractions and focus more "serenely" on the spiritual endeavors she had committed her life to, including her charitable work for the poor.

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  • That's the kind of serenely magical night it was, when friendship feels as solid as family, and family as light and untroubled as friendship.

    The Beach House

  • Bernard Thouvenot, the state prosecutor, said easyJet could face the prospect of a €225,000 fine '' serenely '' after the carrier reported a rise in revenue to £607.5 million in the three months to December.

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  • Apparently, it appears "serenely" and then slides "invisibly, effortlessly away" - a feat which apparently makes it, a "modern icon of mobile style and design with an extra competitive edge."


  • Sangjo clapped, smiling serenely as his warding wall fizzled and vanished.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • "A lot of tugs like coming through on the slack tide," Mr. DiLernia explained serenely.

    Hooking Edible Tourists

  • In another era, Joe Frazier—"Smokin' Joe" to anybody who cared about boxing—might have perched serenely atop the heavyweight boxing division for a decade, his powerful punches and stolid visage epitomizing pugilistic grace.

    Joe Frazier, Champion Boxer and Ali Foil, Dies

  • But he says this while serenely sitting on the porch overlooking the sunlit lake by his summer home.

    A Cold Warrior at Peace

  • Jon Gandelot, 67, lives and practices estate planning law in Grosse Pointe Farms, where fancy homes sit serenely on professionally manicured lawns, just blocks from some of Detroit's worst neighborhoods.

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