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Definitions of Collectedness

  1. A collected state of the mind; self-possession. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. A composed state of mind; recovery from surprise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Collectedness

  1. That distinction was to be very present to the priest in his work, and how could he have the clearness of mind, the collectedness and composure, the sense of the sanctity of his office, and ministrations which it requires and gives, if he was under the influence of strong drink? – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  2. He felt more at ease with it in his hand and he suspected that he would need all his collectedness – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
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