noun, plural se·ren·i·ties for 2.
Examples from the Web for serenity
When I met him, on the eve of the first debate, he was dressed in a natty gray suit and was the picture of serenity.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ask him where the hate bubbling beneath the surface comes from—a rage best exhibited by his SERENITY NOW!Adam Sandler Talks Getting Fired From ‘SNL,’ Bad Reviews, and His Desire to Play a Villain|Marlow Stern|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to offsetting the negativity of disgust, does pride really work just as well as serenity?Barbara Fredrickson’s Bestselling ‘Positivity’ Is Trashed by a New Study|Will Wilkinson|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Arriving in Boston was like landing upon the bosom of serenity from the derangement of a war zone.Paul Theroux: The Day Boston Felt the World’s Pain|Paul Theroux|May 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She continued to encourage me, with a serenity and strength that was like nothing I had encountered.The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’|Henry A. Crumpton|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When the intellect had arrived at this doctrine, calmness and serenity fell upon it.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1|Georges Perrot
How all serenity and joy had fled from these later exercises of art degraded into journey-work!My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Tharn met the angry eyes with a serenity he secretly was far from feeling.Warrior of the Dawn|Howard Carleton Browne
And then, with inconceivable rapidity, we came back to the serenity and confidence which comes with daylight.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
I went out into the country, and the children's caresses restored to me something of serenity and calm.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
British Dictionary definitions for serenity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for serenity
1530s, of weather, 1590s, of persons, from Middle French sérénité, from Latin serenitatem (nominative serenitas) "clearness, serenity," from serenus (see serene). Earliest use (mid-15c.) was as a title of honor for kings, probably from the similar use of Latin serenitas, applied to Roman emperors, later popes.