outwardly composed

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  • He walked rapidly and seemed outwardly composed, though in a state of unusual tensity, even fear. Cited from Atlantis, by Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Outwardly composed, her nerves were ripped and torn by the terrible sight that met her eyes. Cited from The Desert and The Sown, by Mary Hallock Foote
  • When I became outwardly composed, I rejoined my mother, in company with Aunt Patience. Cited from The Path of Duty, and Other Stories, by H. S. Caswell
  • Though looking outwardly composed, John C. Rhinds passed the next few hours in a condition of internal unrest. Cited from The Submarine Boys' Lightning Cruise, by Victor G. Durham
  • At the farther end of the garden from them, Francesca walked by herself, seeming outwardly composed. Cited from The Young Engineers in Mexico, by H. Irving Hancock
  • He could but picture her tall, erect figure, outwardly composed and nonchalant, as she must have stood, facing the outer world, looking out to what -- to what? Cited from Out of the Ashes, by Ethel Watts Mumford
  • Elsie, her face pale and tear-stained, but outwardly composed, was yet standing near the table, and the dog sprang from her arms the moment his master appeared. Cited from The Captain of the Kansas, by Louis Tracy
  • Though his haggard face testified to a sleepless night, Whitney was outwardly composed. Cited from I Spy, by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • Therefore inwardly on fire but outwardly composed, muscles taut and nerves strung highly, he waited for the next development. Cited from Fire-Tongue, by Sax Rohmer
  • The girl rose also, outwardly composed, inwardly dismayed. Cited from Far to Seek, by Maud Diver
  • He was as outwardly composed as he had been in Judge Rawle's chambers, but inwardly he was far more apprehensive. Cited from The Time Traders, by Andre Norton
  • He was outwardly composed, but there was a dangerous glitter in his eye, and his face had turned from a healthy olive to a dull yellow tint. Cited from The Firm of Girdlestone, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Outwardly composed, he was suffering the pangs of torture. Cited from Atlantis, by Gerhart Hauptmann
  • She had only to submit, sit down, be outwardly composed, and feel herself plunged at once in all the agitations which she had merely laid her account of tasting a little before the morning closed. Cited from Persuasion, by Jane Austen
  • That phase passed after a while; out of it she emerged, flushed, outwardly composed, into another phase, in full self-possession once more, able to understand what had happened without the disproportion of emotional exaggeration. Cited from The Fighting Chance, by Robert W. Chambers
  • Another of those weather-stained seats of Georgia marble stood embedded under the trees near where she had halted; and she seated herself, outwardly composed, and inwardly a little frightened at what she had said. Cited from The Younger Set, by Robert W. Chambers
  • Outwardly composed and attentively deferential, his astonishment at times dominated a stronger sentiment that seemed to grow and expand with her every word, seizing him in a fierce possession absolutely and hopelessly complete. Cited from The Tracer of Lost Persons, by Robert W. Chambers
  • Katharine's tone and glance made Mr. Hilbery once more feel completely at a loss, and in addition, painfully and angrily obsolete; but in spite of an awful inner hollowness he was outwardly composed. Cited from Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf
  • The SecReg Subchief was outwardly composed, but Vall sensed that he was worried and embarrassed. Cited from Time Crime, by H. Beam Piper
  • Providence, she is sure, is keeping watch to shield her sensitive cuticle; and she is besides exquisitely happy, albeit outwardly composed: for, in the room sits his Grace the Duke of Belfield, newly arrived. Cited from Evan Harrington by George Meredith, v3