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composure
used in The Mill on the Floss

2 uses
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Definition
calm and in control of emotions
  • Gradually Maggie recovered composure enough to look up; her eyes met Tom's, but he turned away his head immediately; and she went to bed that night wondering if he had gathered any suspicion from her confusion.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (23% in)
  • The swiftest pace and the shortest road took him to the gate, and he was pausing to open it deliberately, that he might walk into the house with an appearance of perfect composure, when Maggie came out at the front door in bonnet and shawl.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (33% in)

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