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compose
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • Pippa's trying hard to maintain her composure.
    Chapter 16 (23% in)

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  • We try to compose ourselves.
    Chapter 30 (11% in)
  • Wonderful composition, with the balance of the mirror and the woman, who is rendered in the style of the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, I believe.
    Chapter 9 (61% in)

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