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compose
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

5 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
  • Did the composer fear an interruption—and from whom?
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (37% in)
  • On the whole I incline to the latter view, since the matter was evidently important, and it is unlikely that the composer of such a letter would be careless.
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (36% in)

There are no more uses of "compose" flagged with this meaning in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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  • His features were still composed, but his eyes shone with amused exultation.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (31% in)
  • We may take it, therefore, that the letter was composed by an educated man who wished to pose as an uneducated one, and his effort to conceal his own writing suggests that that writing might be known, or come to be known, by you.
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (33% in)
  • —My voice trembled as I recalled the pains and the pride with which I had composed them.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (21% in)

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