Origin of self-possession
Examples from the Web for self-possession
Our shock is not from indecency, but from the absence of self-possession, the ultimate bourgeois possession.
For Ann Romney, let self-possession begin with something in a nice, bracing solid.Ann Romney’s Political Style on Mitt Romney’s Republican Campaign by Robin Givhan|Robin Givhan|August 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British-born, he had a level of self-possession that seemed virtually Bond-like in the urbanity vacuum of CBS prime time.
One can only hope he will accept his accolades with the grace and self-possession he has now.
I hummed softly in her ear the commencement of it, and restored to her the necessary calmness and self-possession.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
Before that glance the young doctor moved, with a start of uneasiness, despite his self-possession.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
Miss Clarence was surprised at the calm and self-possession of the woman before her.Lady Bountiful|George A. Birmingham
They had not so far lost all self-possession, however, as to fail to observe two strange peculiarities of their visitor.The Purcell Papers|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He, also, was confused and (strange to say) embarrassed; but he had self-possession enough to shout, "Davaï!"