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His wife followed his example, composing this poem as she died.

A clyster which I have had the pleasure of composing myself.

Schetki has sent me the song set to a fine air of his composing.

I did not believe her, and composing myself as well as I could, sat down.

Composing himself, he turned to the girl again with a deprecatory smile.

He kept the groom waiting a full hour while composing his answer.

The composing influence of the morphia had not yet left her.

I paced up and down the whole time, composing speeches to the jury.

She sighed again, and went back to the lecture she was composing.

In point of fact I was, while composing it, saturated with the mood of song.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, compousen, from Old French composer "put together, arrange, write" a work (12c.), from com- "with" (see com-) + poser "to place," from Late Latin pausare "to cease, lay down," ultimately from Latin ponere "to put, place" (see position (n.)). Meaning influenced in Old French by componere (see composite). Musical sense is from 1590s. Related: Composed; composing.

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