self-possession

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NOUN
  1. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
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How To Use self-possession In A Sentence

  • Under the gloomy strip lighting of a police interrogation cell he might be stripped of his self-possession, and confess.
  • When it is considered into what consternation the bystanders must have been thrown, rendering them, by the palsy of fear, incapable of assisting Lazarus in his struggles to free himself from the folds in which he was wrapped, the sublime self-possession of Jesus appears.
  • He looked surprised but soon recovered his self-possession.
  • Claire is responding to Edie's undeniable self-possession and confidence, not the actual content of her work.
  • It is a confident gesture worthy of a fashion shoot; in another life, with her bee-stung lips and her self-possession, Joséphine might have been a model.
  • She glanced at the fallen log, and then turned and walked with self-possession along the flagstone path that led to the chalet. ROSES ARE FOR THE RICH
  • I remember an incident of his whist-life sufficiently amusing in its way, though, in relation, the reader loses what to myself is certainly the whole pungency of the story: I mean the character and nature of the person who imparted the anecdote to me, and who is about the most perfect specimen of that self-possession, which we call coolness, the age we live in can boast of. Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men And Women And Other Things In General
  • Along the way she picked up a confidence and self-possession that will serve her well.
  • Temperament is in the eye of the voter. Is one response evidence of composure and self-possession — or of being too laid-back and unassertive?
  • Despite her self-possession, Ali, 35, does not always radiate calm sauciness.
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