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compose
used in Main Street

2 meanings, 8 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
  • On the screen, in the role of a composer, appeared an actor called Eric Valour.
    Chapter 38 (17% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • She hated him for his composure.
    Chapter 29 (50% in)
  • When the baby was abed, and they sat composedly in canvas chairs on the porch, he experimented; "I had a hunch you thought Sam was kind of hard on that fellow they kicked out of Wakamin."
    Chapter 36 (16% in)

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • They were composed of ornamented posts with clusters of high-powered electric lights along two or three blocks on Main Street.
    Chapter 35 (84% in)
  • Her enthusiasm had become watery even before thirteen women resolutely removed their overshoes, sat down meatily, ate peppermints, dusted their fingers, folded their hands, composed their lower thoughts, and invited the naked muse of poetry to deliver her most improving message.
    Chapter 11 (6% in)
  • She read in the records of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers that only sixty years ago, not so far back as the birth of her own father, four cabins had composed Gopher Prairie.
    Chapter 12 (65% in)
  • His liturgy was composed of intoned and metrical road-comments: "They say there's a pretty good hike from Duluth to International Falls."
    Chapter 16 (12% in)
  • The committee was composed of Carol, Vida Sherwin, Guy Pollock, Raymie Wutherspoon, and Juanita Haydock.
    Chapter 18 (2% in)

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