Com*po"sure (?), n. [From Compose.]

1.

The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition.

[Obs.]

Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching. Evelyn.

2.

Orderly adjustment; disposition.

[Obs.]

Various composures and combinations of these corpuscles. Woodward.

3.

Frame; make; temperament.

[Obs.]

His composure must be rare indeed Whom these things can not blemish. Shak.

4.

A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose.

"We seek peace and composure."

Milton.

When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure. I. Watts.

5.

A combination; a union; a bond.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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