self-possession

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self-possession

[self-puh-zesh-uhn, self-]
noun
the quality of being self-possessed; control of one's feelings, behavior, etc.; composure; poise.

Origin:
1735–45

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self-possessed
 
adj
having control of one's emotions, etc
 
self-pos'sessedly
 
adv
 
self-pos'session
 
n

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Word Origin & History

self-possession
"command of one's emotions," 1745, from self + possession (q.v.).
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Example sentences
It has been said that privacy is in part a form of self-possession.
All are conscious of attaining to a higher self-possession.
She had self-possession, and that was ownership enough.
In fact, her focus and self-possession can be a bit scary.
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