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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Composure  \Com*po"sure\,  n.  [From  {Compose}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  composing,  or  that  which  is  composed;  a 
  composition.  [Obs.] 
 
  Signor  Pietro,  who  had  an  admirable  way  both  of 
  composure  [in  music]  and  teaching.  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  Orderly  adjustment;  disposition.  [Obs.] 
 
  Various  composures  and  combinations  of  these 
  corpuscles.  --Woodward. 
 
  3.  Frame;  make  temperament.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  composure  must  be  rare  indeed  Whom  these  things 
  can  not  blemish.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  settled  state;  calmness;  sedateness;  tranquillity; 
  repose.  ``We  seek  peace  and  composure.''  --Milton. 
 
  When  the  passions  .  .  .  are  all  silent,  the  mind 
  enjoys  its  most  perfect  composure.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  5.  A  combination;  a  union;  a  bond.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  composure 
  n  :  steadiness  of  mind  under  stress;  "he  accepted  their  problems 
  with  composure  and  she  with  equanimity"  [syn:  {calm},  {calmness}, 
  {equanimity}]  [ant:  {discomposure}] 




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