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- adj. in full control of one's faculties, and having a firm belief in one's abilities; confident, assured and poised
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Composed or tranquil in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Composed; not disturbed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in full control of your faculties
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The very young, self-possessed, blond girl in the bright red sleeveless dress in "Glass Door" 2006 sits on the floor with her back to a window.
So throughout my journey, I definitely identified much more closely with the struggling hero archetype than with the self-possessed goddess archetype.
After grabbing glasses of water, I began asking her questions ranging from how she balances work and family to how she became such a self-possessed businesswoman.
He states that the art world "has been hijacked by the very same forces that poisoned the world of finance: herding, greed and short-termism leading to asset inflation, market collusion, lack of substance and too many self-possessed individuals."
So what on earth was such a woman, a masterful, strident, self-possessed and sharp-edged woman, doing to herself with a man who repeatedly betrayed and humiliated her?
The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy calls Gosling's performance a "bid to enter the iconic ranks of tough, self-possessed American screen actors -- Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin."
But the exercise relieved some of the tension he was feeling and helped him compose the calm, self-possessed image he wanted to portray on camera.
The difference between them lay in that she was cool and self-possessed while his face flushed to the roots of the hair.
Immediately Tudor's monkey-like impishness left him, and he was once more the cool, self-possessed man of the world.
She's gorgeous, self-possessed, a terrific actress.
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