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compose
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

5 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
  • My friend was an enthusiastic musician, being himself not only a very capable performer but a composer of no ordinary merit.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (61% in)

There are no more uses of "compose" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Holmes thrust his long thin legs out towards the fire and composed himself to listen.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (43% in)
  • Sherlock Holmes was, as I expected, lounging about his sitting-room in his dressing-gown, reading the agony column of The Times and smoking his before-breakfast pipe, which was composed of all the plugs and dottles left from his smokes of the day before, all carefully dried and collected on the corner of the mantelpiece.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (17% in)
  • "Pray compose yourself, sir," said Holmes, "and let me have a clear account of who you are and what it is that has befallen you."
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (7% in)
  • He looked her over in his searching fashion, and then composed himself, with his lids drooping and his finger-tips together, to listen to her story.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (11% in)

There are no more uses of "compose" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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