from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See searness.

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  • n. a withered dryness


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  • Suddenly, in the faint light, above a clearing, the stacked white trunks, the lilac sereness of the trees; and high up, shimmering and misty, the rock of

    The Spirit of Rome

  • Saint-Loup’s mother and the Duc de Guermantes cut the poorest of figures by their sereness, their skin-deep religiosity which denounced only the most open scandals, their apology for a

    The Guermantes Way


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