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compose
used in Me Before You

2 meanings, 5 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
  • I hadn't realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn't predicted.
    p. 183.8

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2  —2 uses as in:
keep your composure
Definition
to calm someone or settle something
  • My face crumpled, my composure went and I held him tightly and I stopped caring that he could feel the shudder of my sobbing body because grief swamped me.
    p. 399.7
  • It took some time to regain my composure.
    p. 400.2

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He took a deep breath, as if he were trying to compose himself.
    p. 320.9
  • Mum shut her eyes for a moment, as if composing herself before she spoke.
    p. 12.5

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