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[self-kuh-lek-tid, self-]
  1. having or showing self-control; composed; self-possessed.
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Origin of self-collected

First recorded in 1705–15
Related formsself-col·lect·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-collected

Historical Examples

  • To be self-collected in danger is one of the signs of courage.

    The Days of Chivalry

    Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine

  • The doctor, who was the only self-collected person present, pointed to the bicycle.

  • I was enabled to be self-collected, and in some degree tender.

  • Previously to it I was calm, considerate, and self-collected.

    Edgar Huntley

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • Washington, self-collected, viewed the tremendous scene; his country called.