American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Serenely self-possessed; calm. See Synonyms at cool.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Free from disturbance or agitation; calm; serene; quiet; tranquil.
- Synonyms Cool, Collected, etc. See calm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self-possessed.
- adj. serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
“Her expression composed itself to instant formality, and she tilted her head.”
“Cody stared at his green pencil, engraved with the Mirador Marlin and an acronym composed of the first letters of the ESLR headings.”
“The Vulcan stepped inside, his expression composed but his tone hesitant.”
“She was careful from then on to keep her expression composed and not look directly at him, for when she turned and curtsied and glanced up at him, he tripped all over again.”
“It took all she had to keep her expression composed.”
“The deleted scenes were more interesting than on most discs, since they were composed from a collection of sketches, animatics and otherwise unfinished pieces of animation.”
“The fact that monks wrote down these stories hundreds of years after they were composed is effectively a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for an author.”
“I believe you'll find the Hannibal of this novel to be a complex character composed from a variety of known facts and imagined possibilities, a person more interesting than either the villain or the hero that some camps wish to reduce him to.”
“I think it does take practice to remain composed - a little maturity helps too!”
“If someone needs to remain composed and functioning despite internal urges to do otherwise, a few tricks to neutralise despair come in handy. on March 24, 2008 at 1: 28 pm | Reply Noddy”
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