Definition of composure
: a calmness or repose especially of mind, bearing, or appearance : self-possession The witness started to break down, then paused and regained her composure.
Examples of composure in a Sentence
After the initial shock she regained her composure.
kept his composure in spite of the repeated provocations
Recent Examples of composure from the Web
Despite falling behind early in its Class 4A sectional semifinal game to Maine West on Wednesday, the Fenwick baseball team kept its composure and fought back to advance to the sectional championship.
Luna regained his composure and tossed a complete-game 3-2 win, pushing the Panthers into the title game against Granite Hills at USD.
Oilers Coach Todd McLellan said that McDavid's captaincy had been smooth and that little had changed in terms of his composure and disposition because McDavid had been a captain at every level of competition.
BIG PICTURE Utah bounced back nicely from their loss to Arizona with a strong offensive game and held its composure when the Sun Devils made a late run.
Beckham struggled early in the season as defenses baited him into losing composure.
As many saw a Facebook Live feed in which Diamond Reynolds, maintaining extraordinary composure, described the events leading to her boyfriend’s death—all while an agitated officer held her at gunpoint.
Through it all—the heat, the medical drama, the endless nodding and smiling and posing—her composure never falters.
The Falcons elected to release Sam Baker and go with Matthews at left tackle, who maintain his composure and stature during a rugged rookie campaign.
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Origin and Etymology of composure
First Known Use: 1647
Synonym Discussion of composure
COMPOSURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of composure for English Language Learners
: calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance
COMPOSURE Defined for Kids
Definition of composure for Students
: calmness especially of mind, manner, or appearance Throughout the crisis he managed to maintain his composure.
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