self-collected love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Self-possessed; self-contained; confident; calm.

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

  • adj. in full control of your faculties

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Examples

  • All self-collected natural fur and feathers get a 60 day quaratine in a ziplock with this powder to rid it of all the buggy goodness.

    Watch Out for Beetles in Your Fly Tying Gear

  • The features, with their self-collected composure, and noble contempt of whatever could have astounded or shaken an ordinary mind, formed a well-fitted capital to the excellently proportioned and vigorous frame which they terminated.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Florence was by nature steady and self-collected, and she at once felt that she was bound to be wary before she gave him any answer.

    The Claverings

  • He of the impossible gradients is the hero of a hundred committees, quite accustomed to legal artifice, cool, wary, and self-collected.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

  • Perfectly master of himself and of his countenance, sternly self-collected even in moments of the greatest danger; holding in perpetual balance the ardor of the warrior and the calm of the prophet, he impressed with awe all who came into his presence.

    Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

  • During the last months he was often thankful for a crust of bread, in exchange for which he would bring a sack of acorns, self-collected, to feed the giver's pigs.

    Old Calabria

  • Remember that the ruling faculty is invincible, when self-collected it is satisfied with itself, if it does nothing which it does not choose to do, even if it resist from mere obstinacy.

    VIII

  • In contrast to the defensive tactics which other ladies of his acquaintance had adopted, tactics of a patently coy and coquettish nature, this self-collected manner was new and spicy, challenging to powers never as yet fully exerted while beneath her manner he felt throbbing that rare and dangerous thing in women, a temperament, for which men have given their souls.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • And as the oppressive load of the body and social intercourse are most adverse to this design, therefore all sensual gratifications are to be avoided; the body is to be sustained, or rather mortified, with coarse and slender fare; solitude is to be sought for; and the mind is to be self-collected and absorbed in contemplation, so as to be detached as much as possible from the body.

    Luther Examined and Reexamined A Review of Catholic Criticism and a Plea for Revaluation

  • It was a self-collected young woman, with a distinctly casual manner who crossed the stile and confronted her visitor.

    A Pagan of the Hills

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