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compose
used in Brave New World

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
compose a poem
Definition
to write or create something with care — especially music or a literary work, but could be other things as diverse as a plan or a letter
  • He wrote regularly for The Hourly Radio, composed feely scenarios, and had the happiest knack for slogans and hypnopaedic rhymes.
    p. 67.2
composed = wrote
  • Above were the search laboratories and the padded rooms in which Sound-Track Writers and Synthetic Composers did the delicate work.
    p. 66.3
composers = writers
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2  —1 use as in:
composed of many parts
Definition
to create something by arranging parts; or to be those parts
  • Not philosophers but fret-sawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society.
    p. 4.6
compose = make up

(editor's note:  Someone who saws wood into pieces is called a sawyer. A fret-sawyer is someone who saws with a type of saw called a fretsaw which is made for intricate cutting that often involves tight curves.)
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