calm; tranquil; serene: His composed face reassured the nervous passengers.
- com·pos·ed·ly [kuhm-poh-zid-lee], /kəmˈpoʊ zɪd li/, adverb
- com·pos·ed·ness, noun
- un·com·posed, adjective
- well-com·posed, adjective
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How to use composed in a sentence
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
It might seem obvious to say that novels are “fictitious,” but certain ones are composed almost entirely of facts.
The new book is composed of four one-scene stories of about 50 pages each that are set in the two weeks before Christmas.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe | Tom LeClair | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Political or not, shown in New York or Budapest, it is a worthy achievement composed with taste and subtlety.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust | Daniel Genis | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Other U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast that the group is composed of senior al Qaeda planners focused on attacking the West.Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June | Eli Lake | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
The expression of his features was calm and composed, and his eyes were raised to heaven with a look of hope and supplication.
In his condemned cell he composed a beautiful poem of 14 verses (“My last Thought”), which was found by his wife and published.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
When d'Aubran entered, the Seneschal was composed and in his wonted habit of ponderous dignity.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
For a long time she met with the usual rejections, and it was a year or more before anything she composed received any notice.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for composed
(of people) calm; tranquil; serene
- composedly (kəmˈpəʊzɪdlɪ), adverb
- composedness, noun
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