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compose
used in The Awakening

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
  • She seemed to have apprehended all of the composer's coldness and none of his poetry.
    Chapter 25 (36% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • He had regained his composure, which seemed to have been somewhat impaired the night before.
    Chapter 3 (75% in)
  • Another time she might have made an effort to regain her composure; but her one thought was to quit the stifling atmosphere of the church and reach the open air.
    Chapter 13 (2% in)

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Meanwhile, I shall ask you to begin with this cocktail, composed—would you say 'composed?'
    Chapter 30 (25% in)
  • She lay wide awake composing a letter which was nothing like the one which she wrote next day.
    Chapter 25 (50% in)
  • Meanwhile, I shall ask you to begin with this cocktail, composed—would you say 'composed?'
    Chapter 30 (25% in)
  • " with an appeal to Miss Mayblunt—"composed by my father in honor of Sister Janet's wedding."
    Chapter 30 (26% in)
  • "Then, all things considered," spoke Arobin, "it might not be amiss to start out by drinking the Colonel's health in the cocktail which he composed, on the birthday of the most charming of women—the daughter whom he invented."
    Chapter 30 (28% in)

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