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compose
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • Mrs. Grace Merriweather had composed an original pageant entitled Maycomb County: Ad Astra Per Aspera, and I was to be a ham.
    p. 338.6
composed = written
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2  —2 uses as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • Aunt Alexandra composed herself for a two-hour nap and dared us to make any noise in the yard, the neighborhood was resting.
    p. 198.2
composed = settled or calmed
  • Mrs. Merriweather had run out of air, I judged, and was replenishing her supply while Mrs. Farrow composed herself to speak.
    p. 311.2
composed = settled
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