collectedness

[ kuh-lek-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF collectedness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLLECTEDNESS

Only the sound of his voice after silence aided her to some degree of collectedness.

The chief miner, who had recovered his collectedness of mind, approached him.

Came down and served the first table with much more calmness and collectedness than ever I remember to have enjoyed.

He felt more at ease with it in his hand and he suspected that he would need all his collectedness.

His wonted high courage and collectedness had deserted him in this emergency.

Lucienne had the collectedness of a gambler who sees a game coming to an end, and knows she has won.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (transitive), from Old French collecter "to collect" (late 14c.), from Latin collectus, past participle of colligere "gather together," from com- "together" (see com-) + legere "to gather" (see lecture (n.)). The intransitive sense is attested from 1794. Related: Collected; collecting. As an adjective meaning "paid by the recipient" it is attested from 1893, originally with reference to telegrams.

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