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  • adv. In a collected manner; calmly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Composedly; coolly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In one view; together; collectively.
  • In a firm, composed, or self-possessed manner: as, he spoke quite calmly and collectedly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a self-collected or self-possessed manner


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  • They fight their battles as coolly and collectedly as ever battles were fought on paper.


  • Working quickly but collectedly, I took nothing but the warmest and stoutest of clothes.

    Chapter 19

  • I had been there two hours, and for the last hour she had been talking collectedly, giving her evidence in a straightforward way.

    Movie Night

  • Cumming ventures calmly and collectedly into the spy's psyche, but as the plot peters out you find yourself aching for the excitement of some James Bond-style fantasy to spice it all up.

    A Spy by Nature: Summary and book reviews of A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming.

  • "Now, did you ever see him," asked the Doctor, distinctly and collectedly, though in the same low voice, "engaged in that pursuit originally?"

    The WritingYA Weblog: TBR3: A Tale of Two Cities: Selflessness & Survival

  • There was a stage, that evening, when she spoke collectedly of what had happened, though with a certain terrible vivacity.

    Great Expectations

  • They were not the less disconcerted, when one of the gentlemen, turning to Lord George, spoke thus — in a loud voice that they might hear him well, but quite coolly and collectedly:

    Barnaby Rudge

  • “No, Mrs. Saddletree — I am not to have it,” replied Butler, more collectedly.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • These, I say, are things which one may well be pardoned for disbelieving; yet, taken collectedly, they form, perhaps, less of reasonable ground for suspicion, than the one startling circumstance of the articles having been left in this thicket at all, by any murderers who had enough precaution to think of removing the corpse.

    The Mystery of Marie Roget

  • I met him collectedly — I could not meet him cheerfully; he was standing on the rug, his back to the fire — how much did I read in the expression of his eye as my glance encountered his, when I advanced to bid him good morning; how much that was contradictory to my nature!

    The Professor, by Charlotte Bronte


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