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  • adj. superlative form of serene: most serene.


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  • I find something – like language – immaterial, but earthly, terrestrial, something circular, something that traverses both poles to return into itself and there – in the serenest of ways – even intersecting the tropics - I find ... a meridian.

    Pia Tafdrup: Over the Water I Walk (V) - 1

  • “We shall have the serenest & happiest time while you are here, & nobody shall know care or fatigure.”

    Mark Twain

  • “That conquers the serenest of them,” Mark Twain noted with evil satisfaction.

    Mark Twain

  • Folded his hands after his stormy life & slept in serenest repose under the peaceful sighing of the summer wind among the grasses over his grave.

    Mark Twain

  • We were seated on the deck, women and all, in the serenest evening that can be imagined.

    The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon

  • And the royal table is a sight that even the royalest or serenest of highnesses might admire.

    Hound in the Left-hand Corner, The

  • For a little while, the blooming semblance of beauty may flourish round weakness; but it cannot bear a blast: it soon fades, even in serenest sunshine.


  • And she announced, in the serenest, simplest tone, that, though she might never marry Mr. Rosier, she would never cease to think of him.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • He arrives (arrives at Chester) as for the dreadful purpose of giving his creator “no end” to tell about him — before which rigorous mission the serenest of creators might well have quailed.

    The Ambassadors

  • I was far from the serenest; I was more than agitated enough to reflect that, grimly deprived of one alternative or one substitute for “telling,” I must address myself tooth and nail to another.

    The Ambassadors


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