- calm; tranquil; serene: His composed face reassured the nervous passengers.
Origin of composed
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Examples from the Web for composedly
"In spite of all that, it may be true enough," returned the lawyer, composedly.Brave and Bold
"If you will warrant the beer, I will warrant the throat," said John composedly.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
“Then I can not imagine what cause for unhappiness you can have,” she said, composedly.
“I beg your pardon; I was detained,” answered Courvoisier, composedly.
“Well for you that I am, mein lieber,” said Helfen, composedly.
- (of people) calm; tranquil; serene
Word Origin and History for composedly
"calm, tranquil," c.1600, past participle adjective frome compose (v.). Related: Composedly; composedness.
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