Definition: calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
Definition: calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
Sentences Containing 'serenity'
But I shall not scruple to assert, that the serenity of your sister's countenance and air was such as might have given the most acute observer a conviction that, however amiable her temper, her heart was not likely to be easily touched.
Sympathy with the fluttering alder and poplar leaves almost takes away my breath; yet, like the lake, my serenity is rippled but not ruffled.
The engineer does not forget at night, or his nature does not, that he has beheld this vision of serenity and purity once at least during the day.
A blue robed man, whose fittest roof is the overarching sky which reflects his serenity.
He was always a cool man; nothing could disturb his serenity.
At this moment the garden was only occupied by about ten servants, who had just received orders from their mistress to prepare the supper, the serenity of the weather continuing to increase.
As the distance increased between the travellers and Paris, almost superhuman serenity appeared to surround the count; he might have been taken for an exile about to revisit his native land.
And if thy reading secures thee not serenity, what profits it?--"Nay, but it doth secure it," quoth he, "and that is why I repine at being deprived of it."--And what serenity is this that lies at the mercy of every passer-by?
This done, he picked up his armour and returned to his beat with the same serenity as before.
Here and there water shone like silver, and beyond, the land rose into blue undulating hills, and so faded into the serenity of the sky.
How was it related to the indolent serenity of the beautiful Upper-worlders?
There was a serenity, a tranquillity, a calm sunset air about him, which quite affected me.
All at once, in this serenity, great Nature spoke to me; and soothed me to lay down my weary head upon the grass, and weep as I had not wept yet, since Dora died!
I turn my head, and see it, in its beautiful serenity, beside me.
Starbuck saw the old man; saw him, how he heavily leaned over the side; and he seemed to hear in his own true heart the measureless sobbing that stole out of the centre of the serenity around.
No wonder there had been some among the hunters who namelessly transported and allured by all this serenity, had ventured to assail it; but had fatally found that quietude but the vesture of tornadoes.
The Bermuda Government's "Trade Development Board", quickly grasping the marketing advantages of this reputation, began billing Bermuda as the "Isles of Serenity".
On this occasion Lord Shiva is worshipped with all serenity on the sand-bed.
The koan collections that Kapleau did not study include the Book of Serenity (sometimes called the Book of Equanimity), The Transmission of the Lamp, The Five Ranks, and the Precept Koans of which there are more than 100.
The careful choices in timbre along with the hypnotic, ethereal effect of his rhythmic layering catapults the listener into a world of sonic serenity, enveloped in warmth.
Reavers are a fictional group of humans in the television series "Firefly" and movie "Serenity" who live on the fringes of civilized space and have become animalistic.
The movie "Serenity" featured Reavers and revealed their origin.
Comic book artist Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of "Swamp Thing", contributed Reaver concept designs for the film "Serenity".
The "mythology" of the Reavers in "Firefly" and "Serenity" has been said to be different.
In the movie "Serenity", the most notable of the Reaver ships was a huge colony vessel orbiting Miranda, which is several times larger than any of the Alliance vessels it subsequently attacked.
This theory is discussed among most of the crew members of "Serenity".
The Reavers' true origin is revealed later in the movie "Serenity".
The crew of "Serenity" find evidence, in the form of an Alliance scientist's holographic message, that Reavers were originally humans from the planet Miranda.
This changes, however, when the crew of "Serenity" arrange for what they have uncovered to be broadcast throughout the system.
There are stories of people who hike in and decide to stay indefinitely, due to the beauty and serenity that they find in the Kalalau Valley.
He senses a maturity in his daughter that comes when she is finally aware of her status as Princess Serenity, and notes that at times her beauty seems serene.
In the anime, Queen Serenity makes her first appearance as a silhouette in episode 35.
In the manga, Queen Serenity first appears in Act 10.
Early on, Queen Serenity's spirit appears in the reconstructed Moon Kingdom, telling her daughter to find happiness with the one she loves.
Queen Serenity does not appear in the live-action series, but does appear in its "Special Act".
The disproportion detected in his human figures, opposite to the canon of conventional beauty, puts him closer to Fernando Botero full of tenderness and serenity.
"Serenity" encounters Jubal Early, a ruthless professional bounty hunter who will stop at nothing to retrieve River.
As Mal comments on how alone they are, the camera cuts to a small vessel closing with "Serenity", aboard which is a man reviewing wanted bulletins for Simon and River.
Once the crew goes to sleep, the bounty hunter boards "Serenity".
River then responds over the ship's intercom, telling Early about how she was unwanted on the ship but could not bring herself to leave, so she simply "melted away", becoming part of "Serenity".
Mal shoves Early off into space, before welcoming River back aboard "Serenity".
The camera pans down through and out of the ship to show "Serenity" sailing off into space.
After "Serenity" is underway again, Mal encounters the young woman in the cargo bay.
Jayne shoots the structure with his favorite gun, shorting it out, and "Serenity" passes through the net unharmed.
Back on "Serenity", Mal presses Inara for an explanation of her supposed dizziness.
I believe that without acceptance there's no serenity."
However, the aim is not to depict frailty but rather serenity.
Book enters "Serenity's" commons area to find River "fixing" his Bible by cutting, pasting, and marking up the pages.
Their jaws dropping, "Serenity"'s crew listens to the entire bar singing "The Ballad of Jayne Cobb."
The war with Gartland has officially ended, and Terra II has returned to a state of serenity.
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flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
compensatory - making up for; repaying