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compose
used in Lucky by Sebold

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • Inside the store I chose a peach yogurt and a Teem soda—two items, if you knew me, that testified to my faltering composure.
    Chapter Seven (53% in)

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  • During the interview, I took fifteen minutes to remember the word thesis, as in thesis sentence—the basis of all composition courses.
    Aftermath (11% in)
  • There were only a few people in the room and only two rows near the back, which composed a gallery.
    Chapter Eight (30% in)

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