adverb see self-possessed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-possessedly — adverb see self possessed …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-possessed — self possessedly /self peuh zes id lee, zest lee, self /, adv. /self peuh zest , self /, adj. having or showing control of one s feelings, behavior, etc.; composed; poised. [1830 40] Syn. calm, collected, serene, cool, sedate. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-possessed — adjective Date: 1795 having or showing self possession ; composed in mind or manner ; calm • self possessedly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • possessed — possessedly /peuh zes id lee, zest lee/, adv. possessedness, n. /peuh zest /, adj. 1. spurred or moved by a strong feeling, madness, or a supernatural power (often fol. by by, of, or with): The army fought as if possessed. The village believed… …   Universalium

  • possessed — adjective Date: 1534 1. a. (1) influenced or controlled by something (as an evil spirit, a passion, or an idea) (2) mad, crazed b. urgently desirous to do or have something 2. obsolete held as a possession 3. self possessed, calm • possessedly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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