from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Serenely self-possessed; calm: synonym: cool.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Free from disturbance or agitation; calm; serene; quiet; tranquil.
- Synonyms Cool, Collected, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self-possessed.
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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
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Her expression composed itself to instant formality, and she tilted her head.
Thin Air Rachel Caine 2007
Cody stared at his green pencil, engraved with the Mirador Marlin and an acronym composed of the first letters of the ESLR headings.
High School Confidential Jeremy Iversen 2006
The Vulcan stepped inside, his expression composed but his tone hesitant.
Bloodthirst J. M. Dillard 1990
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.
Rebellious Desire Julie Garwood 1986
It took all she had to keep her expression composed.
Castles and The Lion’s Lady Julie Garwood 1993
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.
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 think it does take practice to remain composed - a little maturity helps too!
Failure is the Mother of Success Candid Engineer 2008
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