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composed    : [kəmp'ozd]
Compose \Com*pose"\ (k[o^]m*p[=o]z"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Composed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Composing}.] [F. composer; com-
poser to place. The sense is that of L. componere, but the
origin is different. See {Pose}, v. t.]
1. To form by putting together two or more things or parts;
to put together; to make up; to fashion.
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Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of
all pious affection. --Bp. Sprat.
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2. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to
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Their borrowed gold composed
The calf in Oreb. --Milton.
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A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual
possessions. --I. Watts.
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3. To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or
put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of
forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or
proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a
symphony, or a picture.
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Let me compose
Something in verse as well as prose. --Pope.
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The genius that composed such works as the
"Standard" and "Last Supper". --B. R.
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4. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in
proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
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In a peaceful grave my corpse compose. --Dryden.
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How in safety best we may
Compose our present evils. --Milton.
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5. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to
soothe; to calm; to quiet.
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Compose thy mind;
Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.
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6. (Print.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order
for printing; to set (type).
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Composed \Com*posed"\, a.
Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil;
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The Mantuan there in sober triumph sate,
Composed his posture, and his look sedate. --Pope.
-- {Com*pos"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Com*pos"ed*ness}, n.
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adj 1: serenely self-possessed and free from agitation
especially in times of stress; "the performer seemed
completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"; "I
felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"
[ant: {discomposed}]

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "composed":
accepting, aligned, amalgam, amalgamation, arranged, arrayed,
assorted, assured, at ease, aweless, balanced, calm, categorized,
classified, collected, combination, comfortable, commixture,
compact of, composed of, composing, composite, compost, compound,
comprising, confident, consisting of, constituted, constituting,
contained in, containing, content, contented, cool, disposed, easy,
easygoing, embodied in, embodying, equanimous, equilibrious,
eupeptic, euphoric, expected, expecting, fixed, formed of, graded,
grouped, happy, harmonized, immixture, imperturbable, including,
inclusive of, inexcitable, intermixture, levelheaded, made of,
made out of, made up of, marshaled, methodized, mix, mix-up,
nonchalant, normalized, of good comfort, ordered, orderly,
organized, placed, placid, pleased, poised, possessed, quiet,
ranged, ranked, recollected, reconciled, regularized, regulated,
repressed, resigned, routinized, sans souci, satisfied, sedate,
self-assured, self-confident, self-controlled, self-possessed,
self-restrained, serene, serious, sorted, staid, standardized,
still, subsuming, suppressed, synchronized, systematized, together,
tranquil, unamazed, unastonished, unastounded, unawed,
unbewildered, uncomplaining, undazed, undazzled, undumbfounded,
unflappable, unimpressed, union, unmarveling, unmoved, unrepining,
unruffled, unsurprised, unwondering, well-balanced, without care,

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