self-collected

[self-kuh-lek-tid, self-]
adjective
having or showing self-control; composed; self-possessed.

Origin:
1705–15

self-collectedness, noun
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self-collected

adjective
in full control of your faculties; "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble" [syn: collected
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Example sentences
It uses dogs to smell self-collected breath samples.
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