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Definition of "composure" []

  • A calm or tranquil state of mind; self-possession. (noun)
  • Calmness, esp of the mind; tranquillity; serenity (noun)

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Use "composure" in a sentence
  • "February 17th, 2010 at 11: 04 am gummitch -- this space for rent says: jwest: Look at the crazy eyes, poor personal hygiene, radical support for Obama, inability to maintain composure in an IHOP restaurant – all immediate warning signs of liberalism."
  • "Look at the crazy eyes, poor personal hygiene, radical support for Obama, inability to maintain composure in an IHOP restaurant – all immediate warning signs of liberalism."
  • "While an overarching character trait of Obama's is to maintain composure in the face of racial hysteria -- which tends to be lurking at the bottom of much of the Tea Party -- that does not mean that the best thing to do is ignore the outspoken opposition."