The image of his mother lying serenely in the grave he made her was engraved in his mind.
Dumas was " trop commis-voyageur," Jouffroy too serenely virtuous and Musset " trop dandy."
It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet beneath.
I love to see that Nature is so rife with life that myriads can be afforded to be sacrificed and suffered to prey on one another; that tender organizations can be so serenely squashed out of existence like pulp--tadpoles which herons gobble up, and tortoises and toads run over in the road; and that sometimes it has rained flesh and blood!
Yet the deepest strain here is more serenely universalist even than St Paul, for here Jesus says: " God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should.
In desperation you seize the budget and dump everything out, and there in a corner is your man, serenely brooding on his own private thought, unconscious of the catastrophe which he has brought upon you.
His eyes, looking serenely and steadily at Rostov, seemed to be veiled by something, as if screened by blue spectacles of conventionality.
All went serenely until in July 1767 Morley Unwin was thrown from his horse and killed.