self-possessed

[ self-puh-zest, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-possessed

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-POSSESSED

His movements were graceful and self-possessed, and he had his father's sweetness of voice.

He was too self-possessed, too strongly poised in his own isolation.

Thus did the self-possessed Bunter express himself with great disgust.

The doctor, observant and self-possessed, muttered, "He is very capable of that."

She liked the self-possessed manner with which Geraldine greeted her.

Now, gaily as she smiled, her bearing had grown dignified and self-possessed.

Her expression did not reveal her mood except to hint that she was self-possessed.

The men were calm, self-possessed, and reasonable, but they were hopeless.

Napoleon appeared better: self-possessed, moderate, and genial.

She was a buxom girl with dark hair and eyes, calm and self-possessed.

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