self-possession

[ self-puh-zesh-uh n, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-possession

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At last, Gilder was restored in a measure to his self-possession.

In that moment of surprise, the self-possession of Heyward did not desert him.

He had kept his hat on, and took it off to recover his self-possession.

By this time Mr Coningham had apparently recovered his self-possession.

When I think of it, I marvel yet that I did not lose my self-possession altogether.

Before my self-possession returned, I had heard what follows.

This young lady sustained the introduction with self-possession and calm.

His self-possession seemed to have deserted him for the moment.

Jean, who was beginning to recover his self-possession, proposed the quarries.

Having regained her self-possession, however, she refused his proposal.

WORD ORIGIN

"command of one's emotions," 1745, from self- + possession (n.). Related: Self-possessed.

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