Composure

Com*po"sure

(?), n. [From Compose.] 1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.]
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Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching.
Evelyn.
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2. Orderly adjustment; disposition. [Obs.]
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Various composures and combinations of these corpuscles.
Woodward.
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3. Frame; make; temperament. [Obs.]
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His composure must be rare indeed
Whom these things can not blemish.
Shak.
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4. A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose. "We seek peace and composure." Milton.
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When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure.
I. Watts.
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5. A combination; a union; a bond. [Obs.] Shak.
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