in full control of your faculties
more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen
the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination
strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble
perfectly poised and sure of himself
How To Use self-collected In A Sentence
- It was more agreeable, in an hour of self-collectedness, to devise a remedy, which, if it did not cure the disease, helped at least to cicatrize the immediate wounds. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 339, January, 1844
- Remember that the ruling faculty is invincible, when self-collected it is satisfied with itself, if it does nothing which it does not choose to do, even if it resist from mere obstinacy.