mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
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How to use equanimity in a sentence
He would say to the Israelis, “I’m so glad that we were able to negotiate on this, and that you are my bargaining partner, because everybody knows how important equanimity and fairness is to the Jewish community.”
I’ll hold out hope that someday in the third act of his career that he finds more equanimity and perspective in terms of how he treats other people and himself.Designing better businesses for a post-COVID world | Alan Murray | December 4, 2020 | Fortune
You know, you couldn’t choose your boss or colleagues, but how you conducted yourself with equanimity showed that you had the emotional quotient to be successful.Why Mastercard isn’t a credit card company, according to its outgoing CEO Ajay Banga | cleaf2013 | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
We ready ourselves mentally to accept whatever outcome with equanimity.
Your wife became disturbed by your equanimity, mistaking your composure for lack of sentiment.
Hammerstein continued his subtle quest for racial equanimity in Oklahoma!
Meditation, he said, is a “simple exercise [that] lets you clear your head and bring equanimity to everything.”Wall Street CEOs Say It’s The Best of Times and The Worst of Times | Daniel Gross | November 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The war has seen 100,000 deaths; it is not to the credit of journalists that we can write such words and keep our equanimity.
They accept with equanimity the true horror of aging alone, sundered from family and community.No Country for Old People: ‘Kings Point’ Exposes the Hidden Elder Crisis | Donald A. Davidoff | February 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Garland added with an equanimity that comes with age that there are good and bad in every profession.Alleged Nanny Killing, ‘Cannibal Cop,’ Present a New York Gone Mad | Michael Daly | October 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
No well-wisher of India, no patriot dare look upon the impending destruction of the hand-loom weaver with equanimity.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
Mr Durant was rich enough to take the loss of his vessel with great equanimity—all the more so that it had been fully insured.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
Such were the speeches which fell to Ruth's share on this day of all days, when she was least fitted to bear them with equanimity.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Richard knew where the help for it lay, and for once—for just a moment—he contemplated danger and even death with equanimity.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
I lie quiet in bed to-day, and think of the universe with a good deal of equanimity.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for equanimity
calmness of mind or temper; composure
- equanimous (ɪˈkwænɪməs), adjective
- equanimously, adverb
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