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equanimity

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Definition steadiness of mind under stress
  • She accepted the problem with equanimity and grace.
equanimity = steadiness of mind under stress
  • He was not angry, not even irritated, and he enjoyed his equanimity.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • equanimity = steadiness of mind under stress
  • The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • equanimity = steadiness of mind under stress
  • When he made a profit, he accepted it with equanimity; when he made losses, he laughed and said...
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • equanimity = steadiness of mind
  • 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
  • equanimity = steadiness of mind
  • 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
  • equanimity = steadiness of mind under stress
  • Eddis had had just this support in mind when she summoned them, and she submitted to their ministrations with equanimity.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • To judge by what he said privately in a letter to a friend, he took the blow with notable equanimity.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • He accepted this with an equanimity so complete that he had to get out of the car and go for a walk.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • As it was, I was having a hard time hanging on to a pretense of equanimity.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • She endured grins and friendly winks with equanimity—they almost made her feel better.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The more rattled he became, the deeper her equanimity.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • 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
  • Bossuet, though very drunk, preserved his equanimity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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
  • And while the gung-ho spirit is great for short-range projects, larger ventures generally require somewhat more equanimity.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • But I accepted this with equanimity.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • While the Bird had badgered him, he had awaited his fate with equanimity.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • This attack was a more serious matter than the last, and it was some time before Wildeve recovered his equanimity.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • 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

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