Origin of self-possessed
Related formsself-pos·sess·ed·ly [self-puh-zes-id-lee, -zest-lee, self-] /ˈsɛlf pəˈzɛs ɪd li, -ˈzɛst li, ˌsɛlf-/, adverbun·self-pos·sessed, adjective
Examples from the Web for self-possessed
Later, when I interviewed Bolotov, a tall, self-possessed man, no apology for the confrontation was offered.
The saucy and self-possessed singer had kicked her cocaine drug habit and hired a new manager, Lupe De Leon.Etta James’s Son Donto Says Addiction Was Part of Famed Singer’s Life|Christine Pelisek|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Neither trigger-happy nor hesitant, but steely, self-possessed, and clear-eyed.
Even the more polished, informed, self-possessed Romney seems cursed with an Eddie Haskell air of insincerity and deceitfulness.
By the late 1980s, the saucy and self-possessed singer had kicked her drug habit and hired a new manager, Lupe De Leon.
It merely looked cool, self-possessed, and—so Lady Holme said to herself—extremely American.The Woman With The Fan|Robert Hichens
All at once he felt that in him were two persons, so to speak: one really bewildered, the other wise and self-possessed.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
Her eyes were red and swollen as if she had been crying a week, but she was strangely calm and self-possessed.The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware|Annie Fellows Johnston
He drew a dozen long breaths before he was again the cold, self-possessed, steely-eyed avenger.The Boss of Little Arcady|Harry Leon Wilson
Her face was winning and her self-possessed manner is still the talk of her old-time associates.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast|Samuel Adams Drake