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compose
used in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • He gave his friend a few seconds to recover his composure, and then approached the question he had come to put.
    p. 14.4
  • So far the letter had run composedly enough, but here with a sudden splutter of the pen, the writer's emotion had broken loose.
    p. 57.4
composedly = calmly (under control)
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  • "Compose yourself," said I. He turned a dreadful smile to me, and as if with the decision of despair, plucked away the sheet.
    p. 78.5
  • Yet the creature was astute; mastered his fury with a great effort of the will; composed his two important letters, one to Lanyon and one to Poole; and that he might receive actual evidence of their being posted, sent them out with directions that they should be registered.
    p. 103.2

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