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  • She accepted the problem with equanimity and grace.
  • He was not angry, not even irritated, and he enjoyed his equanimity.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Kat surprises Tjaden endeavouring with perfect equanimity to knock the driving-band off a dud.  If anyone else had tried it the thing would have exploded, but Tjaden always has his luck with him.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • When he made a profit, he accepted it with equanimity; when he made losses, he laughed and said...
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha

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  • The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Even if we adopt the ’my country right or wrong’ view and accept what we have done with equanimity, such hypocrisy is out of place and can only make us look ridiculous.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • She endured grins and friendly winks with equanimity—they almost made her feel better.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • But I accepted this with equanimity.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He leaped high into the air and bounded off a dozen yards, but having quickly recovered his equanimity he started to edge back toward us.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • 77 Her tone wasn’t petulant, or fretful, for she was possessed of a remarkable equanimity, more the way one thinks distinguished, older people to be than young teenage girls.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • What else could we do? he says in a caustic, cutting voice which surprises Sophie, so at variance does it seem with his previous milky equanimity.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • While the Bird had badgered him, he had awaited his fate with equanimity.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Now that he was fully convinced, Fix had quite recovered his equanimity.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Rosellini appeared to accept the failure of his hypothesis with equanimity.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The little party recovered its equanimity at sight of the fragrant feast.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He would listen to the most pathetic appeals with the most discouraging politeness and equanimity.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Bossuet, though very drunk, preserved his equanimity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Only Jormundur-after a brief jolt of surprise-seemed to accept the announcement with equanimity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Look now at Stubb; a man who from his humorous, deliberate coolness and equanimity in the direst emergencies, was specially qualified to excel in pitchpoling.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The laborers began to jeer the travelers and by their insolence disturbed the equanimity even of the cool Athos, who urged on his horse against one of them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • In fact, she could endure the hospital with equanimity now because it was a perfect happy hunting ground.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • But this was too much for Mr. Jellyband’s pleasant equanimity.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Otherwise, he was known for his equanimity, his charitableness, and the fact that he paid good wages and distributed frequent bonuses; the men who worked for him-and there were sometimes as many as eighteen-had small reason to complain.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He desired her and, so far as her virginal emotions went, she contemplated a surrender with equanimity.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Why could he then support that his vigil with the greater equanimity?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • How slight a thing will disturb the equanimity of our frail minds!
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Fritz, though much disconcerted by the discovery of the secret, recovered his self-possession; and, after bearing with perfect equanimity the jokes with which his brothers assailed him, joined in three cheers for their new sister, and when the confusion and laughter which ensued had subsided, continued his story.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • She went again, and in so doing temporarily recovered her equanimity.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • My father’s equanimity was not, however, allowed to last.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • "I know the dispute to which you allude," observed Mr. Pyncheon with undisturbed equanimity.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • As it was, I was having a hard time hanging on to a pretense of equanimity.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • By the time the spot was reached she has recovered her equanimity, and tapped her neighbour with her wand and talked as usual.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • But now there was a singular and untimely equanimity within his breast.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • Miss Bart listened with admirable equanimity.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Claudia, meantime, was flirting with disaster, her equanimity overwhelming to me as she read her vampire books and asked Lestat questions.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The devotee is expected to contemplate the two with equal equanimity.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • A goblet of Champagne restored Joseph’s equanimity, and before the bottle was emptied, of which as an invalid he took two-thirds, he had agreed to take the young ladies to Vauxhall.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • To underscore my equanimity, I used my knife to cut another bite of meat.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • His greeting had been somewhat dry and thunderous, and Elizabeth-Jane, embarrassed out of her equanimity, stammered at random, "This is the lady I live with, father—Miss Templeman."
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • But suddenly something happened which was very annoying and unpleasant for every one in the house, and completely upset Fyodor Pavlovitch’s equanimity at once.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Moreover, she had hardly recovered her equanimity since the disturbance which she had suffered from Oak’s remarks.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • An exhausted composure, a worn-out placidity, an equanimity of fatigue not to be ruffled by interest or satisfaction, are the trophies of her victory.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • We have to slay pride in giants, envy by generosity and nobleness of heart, anger by calmness of demeanour and equanimity, gluttony and sloth by the spareness of our diet and the length of our vigils, lust and lewdness by the loyalty we preserve to those whom we have made the mistresses of our thoughts, indolence by traversing the world in all directions seeking opportunities of making ourselves, besides Christians, famous knights.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • What he needed during such times was equanimity.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • It was his fate in life to have his equanimity always mistaken for pluck, whereas it was actually something much more dispassionate and much less virile.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • It was hard to imagine him ever lonely, or bored or despondent; his equanimity was bottomless, as was his lack of ambition, and he assumed that everyone else was much like him.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • For Sophie Mol’s sake, if not her own, Margaret Kochamma did her best to face the tragedy with equanimity.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • R— Qualities that in a desolate expedition across the icy solitudes of the Polar region would have made him the leader, the guide, the counsellor, whose temper, neither sanguine nor despondent, surveys with equanimity what is to be and faces it, came to his help again.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • The equanimity of your average tosser of coins depends upon a law, or rather a tendency, or let us say a probability, or at any rate a mathematically calculable chance, which ensures that he will not upset himself by losing too much nor upset his opponent by winning too often.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • I wanted to say that he would learn to regard all such catastrophic findings with equanimity as he matured, grew out of his confining literalism, developed a spirit of informed and skeptical inquiry, advanced in wisdom and rounded judgment, got old, declined, died.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
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