Examples from the Web for composure
He recalled being angry and trying to keep his composure as he strode past Cosby into the front hall.
Through it all, though, Holder has maintained his composure and remained focused on his legal and constitutional responsibilities.Eric Holder’s Legacy: Bold on Equality, Less So on Civil Liberties|Geoffrey R. Stone|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I regained my composure and stepped fully inside the crowded hallway.
At several points during his narrative, he has to stop to regain his composure.
Throughout her shows, she has had to stop singing to regain her composure.Miley Cyrus Pays Bizarre Tribute to Her Dead Dog, Floyd, at a Brooklyn Concert|Marina Watts|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Priscilla kept her eyes upon her task and struggled for composure.The Place Beyond the Winds|Harriet T. Comstock
And she hurried me out, still eying me breathlessly as if she half distrusted my composure.Lost Man's Lane|Anna Katharine Green
This address and the answer to it were too much for Helen to endure with any appearance of composure.The Vicar of Wrexhill|Mrs [Frances] Trollope
When he was angry, as he was quite frequently, few men could meet his look with composure.Andrew Jackson|William Garrott Brown
Her reply to this question came in a voice that was struggling against heavy odds for composure.The Rest Hollow Mystery|Rebecca N. Porter
British Dictionary definitions for composure
Word Origin and History for composure
c.1600, "composition" (also, in early use, with many senses now given to compound), from compose + -ure. Sense of "tranquility, calmness" is first recorded 1660s, from composed "calm" (1620s). For sense, cf. colloquial to fall apart "to lose one's composure."