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self possession

noun as in balance

noun as in aplomb

noun as in self-possession


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Our shock is not from indecency, but from the absence of self-possession, the ultimate bourgeois possession.

For Ann Romney, let self-possession begin with something in a nice, bracing solid.

British-born, he had a level of self-possession that seemed virtually Bond-like in the urbanity vacuum of CBS prime time.

All of this points to the larger issue of the true self-possession that any artist needs in order to be great and fully realized.

One can only hope he will accept his accolades with the grace and self-possession he has now.

Her tall figure—she was taller than he by at least three inches—was beautiful in its commanding, yet not vulgar, self-possession.

Regaining his self-possession by a visible effort, he crossed to a small side-table upon which the instrument rested.

She passed through all their examinations with the most perfect composure and the most dignified self-possession.

But I soon recovered some remnants of self-possession, and began feeling for the knob I could no longer see.

Ease of action need not imply laziness, but simply polite self-possession.

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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-possession, such as: aplomb, composure, countenance, equanimity, poise, and self-confidence.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.