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Self-collected   /sɛlf-kəlˈɛktəd/   Listen

In full control of your faculties.  Synonyms: collected, equanimous, poised, self-contained, self-possessed.  "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"

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"Self-collected" Quotes from Famous Books

... 900 When thus reversed on faithless Fortune's wheel, For crimes committed, and the victor's threat Of lingering tortures to repay the debt— He deeply, darkly felt; but evil Pride That led to perpetrate—now serves to hide. Still in his stern and self-collected mien A conqueror's more than captive's air is seen, Though faint with wasting toil and stiffening wound, But few that saw—so calmly gazed around: Though the far shouting of the distant crowd, 910 ...
— The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7) • Lord Byron

... must, therefore, not omit the arming of the man. Let him hear in season that he is born into a state of war, and that the commonwealth and his own well-being require that he should not go dancing in the weeds of peace; but warned, self-collected, and neither defying nor dreading the thunder; let him take both reputation and life in his hands, and with perfect urbanity dare the gibbet and the mob by the absolute truth of his speech and ...
— The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8) - Introductions; Special Articles; Causes of War; Diplomatic and State Papers • Various

... delicacy of skin. He had the light, elastic Circassian tread, with little movement of his arms walking, an erect carriage, and a naturally noble air and bearing. Perfectly master of himself and of his countenance, sternly self-collected even in moments of the greatest danger; holding in perpetual balance the ardor of the warrior and the calm of the prophet, he impressed with awe all who came into his presence. As he regarded himself as an instrument in the ...
— Life of Schamyl - And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia • John Milton Mackie

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