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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.
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • The steady composure of the one woman seemed to madden the other.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The New Magdalen
  • "I’m fine," she said, regaining her composure and keeping the subject on track.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember

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  • I felt tingly all over as I stared into the face of the prettiest girl I had ever seen. Without the girl knowing, I regained my composure as she began to talk.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • After she regains her composure, she lowers her voice in an attempt to avoid attracting the attention of the nine-year-olds who are somewhere within our vicinity.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Juliet’s yelling, and when I sit up her face has finally lost its composure and is twisted with anger.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Once I got the shirt off, I threw it on one of the hooks, giving myself a moment to gain my composure.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I asked, trying to regain my composure.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Mia stumbles for a second then regains her composure.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • Stenton seemed impressed with her composure.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I could tell he was struggling to maintain his composure.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I sat quietly while he forced himself back into composure.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "I’ll remember that," she said, quickly regaining composure.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Only then did his composure break.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Beyond the telekinesis practice, most of our session was spent drilling technique in fighting—hand-to-hand combat, wrestling, mixed martial arts—followed by elements of composure—grace under pressure, mind control, how to spot fear in the eyes of an opponent and then know how best to expose it.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Dr. Erland reassembled his composure.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • My face crumpled, my composure went and I held him tightly and I stopped caring that he could feel the shudder of my sobbing body because grief swamped me.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • When he regained his composure he said, voice breaking, "There was nothing left of Ruby but that Bulova watch and the infant in her arms."
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • "It’s a long story," Sticky said, regaining his composure.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Kit marveled at the ease and gentleness with which Mercy controlled her charges, her warm sweet voice never raised, her lovely composure never ruffled.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Mama did not answer but maintained her composure.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Throughout his walk, Frear had maintained his composure, walking calmly and studying faces carefully.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • The judge regained her composure.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Kris struggled to regain her composure.
    R.L. Stine  --  Goosebumps - Night of the Living Dummy
  • So I admire Pattie’s composure.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • She would have more time to reassemble her composure in front of Dane.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • He’s regaining his composure, and I remember myself enough to walk over and close the garage.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Although I’m certain I kept my composure, I was really vastly surprised at this revelation: Sophie was not Jewish!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I tried to inject a measure of self-composure into my voice.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • I could see that in spite of outward composure, he was bursting with the glee of whatever they had found, like a small boy with a toad in his pocket.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • His composure fell off a cliff.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Forcing myself to regain composure even though I wanted nothing more than to break down and cry, I continued showing him the phone.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • She was a masterpiece of composure; nothing ever ruffled her or made her upset, and though she was not beautiful her calmness had the magnetic pull of beauty —a stillness so powerful that the molecules realigned themselves around her when she came into a room.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I sat on the big puffy arm of my dad’s recliner and let him gain his composure.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • It was for Pari that Shuja lost all composure.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • When he regained his composure, he grinned.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Thomas, still a bit queasy from the Changing, forced himself to take a second and gain his composure.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • This breaks his composure.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • My dad’s eyebrows come together, as if he’s struggling to keep his composure.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Toward the end, she struggles to maintain composure.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • After he’d recovered his composure, he added, "I would cut the bit about seeing through girls’ shirts."
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • By and large they carried these things inside, maintaining the masks of composure.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • "Drink, then," replied he, still with the same cold composure.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • For a brief moment the onrush of the egwugwu was checked by the unexpected composure of the two men.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • "Ay que Lupito," he shook his head, "the war made him crazy—" Chavez regained part of his composure.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • This time I climbed only 120 feet above thebergschrund before lack of composure and the arrival of a snow squall forced me to turn around.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I decided I’m going to live—or at least try to live—the way I want, with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • No; my pride is to see the accused pale, agitated, and as though beaten out of all composure by the fire of my eloquence.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That would shatter her pretense of calm and composure.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
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