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compose
used in Notes from the Underground

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • "If you have any order to give me it's my duty to carry it out," he answered, after another silent pause, with a slow, measured lisp, raising his eyebrows and calmly twisting his head from one side to another, all this with exasperating composure.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (85% in)

There are no more uses of "compose" flagged with this meaning in Notes from the Underground.

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  • And I can assure you that some of these fancies were by no means badly composed....
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (57% in)
  • I composed a splendid, charming letter to him, imploring him to apologise to me, and hinting rather plainly at a duel in case of refusal.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (66% in)
  • The letter was so composed that if the officer had had the least understanding of the sublime and the beautiful he would certainly have flung himself on my neck and have offered me his friendship.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "compose" in Notes from the Underground.

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