"As for being a rascal, wait a little, Grigory Vassilyevitch," answered Smerdyakov with perfect composure.
"Will my brother Dmitri soon be back?" asked Alyosha with as much composure as he could.
The peasant was silently and slyly watching him, with insulting composure, and even a sort of contemptuous condescension, so Mitya fancied.
"Be calm, Dmitri Fyodorovitch," said the investigating lawyer evidently trying to allay Mitya’s excitement by his own composure.
I answered with the utmost composure that I hadn’t egged him on, that I simply stated the general proposition, had spoken hypothetically.
For the rest of the time he was struck, on the contrary, by Smerdyakov’s composure.
Smerdyakov queried with composure.
Smerdyakov’s eyes gleamed resentfully, his left eye winked, and he at once gave his answer, with his habitual composure and deliberation.
She expressed herself with composure, or at least tried to appear composed.
But before every one had completely regained their composure and recovered from this scene, it was followed by another.
"Why should I play with you, when I put my whole trust in you, as in God Almighty?" said Smerdyakov, with the same composure, only for a moment closing his eyes.
But the boys stared at him, stared at him for a whole minute, and then all the staring eyes turned at once and were fastened upon Kolya, who was still scanning the audacious boy with disdainful composure.
Grigory’s description of the scene at the dinner-table, when Dmitri had burst in and beaten his father, threatening to come back to kill him, made a sinister impression on the court, especially as the old servant’s composure in telling it, his parsimony of words and peculiar phraseology, were as effective as eloquence.
"I’m bound to admit the fact," Smerdyakov drawled with pedantic composure, "that I have a secret with Fyodor Pavlovitch in this business.
You don’t know in what need he is," Smerdyakov explained, with perfect composure and remarkable distinctness.
After listening attentively and respectfully Ivan went on, addressing the elder with perfect composure and as before with ready cordiality: "The whole point of my article lies in the fact that during the first three centuries Christianity only existed on earth in the Church and was nothing but the Church.
There are no more uses of "composure" in the book.
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After I regained my composure, I thanked her for telling me about the problem.
During all this time he was evidently struggling for composure.