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compose
used in As I Lay Dying

8 uses
  • Cash, looks lip the road quietly, his bead turning as we pass It like an owls head, his face composed.
    Section 27 — Darl (10) (49% in)
  • He stops in the middle of the floor, the saw against his leg, his sweating arms powdered lightly with sawdust, his face composed.
    Section 12 — Darl (5) (54% in)
  • In the lantern light his face is calm, musing; slowly he strokes his hands on his rain-coated thighs in a gesture deliberate, final and composed.
    Section 17 — Darl (6) (76% in)
  • He looks folks in the eye now, dignified, his face tragic and composed, shaking us by the hand as we walk up onto the porch and scrape our shoes, a little stiff in our Sunday clothes, our Sunday clothes rustling, not looking full at him as he meets us.
    Section 20 — Tull (3) (12% in)
  • Anse stands inside the door, dignified, composed.
    Section 20 — Tull (3) (33% in)
  • We stop at the steps, clumped, holding our hats between our lax hands in front or behind, standing with one foot advanced and our heads lowered, looking aside, down at our hats in our hands and at the earth or now and then at the sky and at one another's grave, composed face.
    Section 20 — Tull (3) (77% in)
  • Cash's head turns slowly as we approach, his pale empty sad composed and questioning face following the red and empty curve; beside the bade wheel Jewel sits the horse, gazing straight ahead.
    Section 30 — Dewey Dell (3) (25% in)
  • Cash's face is also gravely composed; he and I look at one another with long probing looks, looks that plunge unimpeded through one another's eyes and into the ultimate secret place where for an instant Cash and Darl crouch flagrant and unabashed in all the old terror and the old foreboding, alert and secret and without shame.
    Section 34 — Darl (12) (11% in)

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