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I hummed softly in her ear the commencement of it, and restored to her the necessary calmness and self-possession.
Before that glance the young doctor moved, with a start of uneasiness, despite his self-possession.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Miss Clarence was surprised at the calm and self-possession of the woman before her.
LADY BOUNTIFULGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
They had not so far lost all self-possession, however, as to fail to observe two strange peculiarities of their visitor.
THE PURCELL PAPERSJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
He, also, was confused and (strange to say) embarrassed; but he had self-possession enough to shout, "Davaï!"
He had a rather special interest in foxes, admiring their cleverness and self-possession.
RED FOXCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Ethel, though paling beneath the horror and surprise occasioned by the recital, does not lose her self-possession.
THE HAUNTED CHAMBER"THE DUCHESS"
In her coolness and self-possession she was far superior to her husband.
REVOLUTIONARY READERSOPHIE LEE FOSTER
He was a figure of dash, self-possession, energy and clear-headedness.
I waited for the completion of the sentence, but, although she struggled hard for self-possession, it was never finished.
THE MONIKINSJ. FENIMORE COOPER

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