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compose
used in Catch-22

5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • 'Oh, my God!' he wailed, and all his practical composure went up in hysteria.
    Chapter 37 — General Scheisskopf (42% in)
  • The chaplain's composure began trickling back as he studied the queer, cringing figure intently.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (57% in)
  • He worked with simulated skill and composure, feeling Snowden's lack-luster gaze resting upon him.
    Chapter 41 — Snowden (65% in)

There are no more uses of "compose" flagged with this meaning in Catch-22.

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  • Will you please hand me that small composition gasket that rolled over there?
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (82% in)
  • And to anyone who questioned the morality, he replied that 'The Star-Spangled Banner' was the greatest piece of music ever composed.
    Chapter 11 — Captain Black (43% in)

There are no more uses of "compose" in Catch-22.

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