self-possessed


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having a firm belief in one's own powers

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in full control of your faculties

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What this draws out across all of these instances is how, within what from the outside seemed to be limit point conditions, occurred the engineering of modalities of life that overpopulate the dominant liberal designation of self-possessed Man.
Among his pupils in the 1970s was a quiet, self-possessed girl who, by her own description, was a "pudding-faced child with glasses, rather studious, a shy, snotty, swotty little kid and very insecure".
Possessed, but not in order to possess; Selfsame, self-owned, self-given, self-possessed, And all in play.
Adjudicator Geraint Lewis said: "This is a composer who is totally self-possessed when choosing his musical medium, a composer who naturally understands how to set words to music.
But the serenely self-possessed 11-year-old, while at times uncannily resembling his father, manages to carve out a screen persona all his own.
Among Reitman's most engaging additions are the new women of Airworld: Vera Farmiga's Alex, Ryan's no-strings female counterpart whose very disdain for attachment makes him think about settling down; Anna Kendrick's Natalie, a young, scarily self-possessed new hire whose plans to digitize Ryan's business could destroy his cherished lifestyle; and Melanie Lynskey's Julie, Ryan's sister, whose wedding crises differ significantly from the character's in the book.
But this definition makes even less sense than a self-possessed cartridge.
And so, I've taken it upon myself to ground my immature self for now and allow for the more mature, self-possessed me to emerge.
In fact the multifarious dualisms are reducible to one, which is then shaped by various circumstances: the age-old difference between those whose first need is to know themselves, to be, so to speak, self-possessed, but who are by that fact somewhat inhibited in action; and those who are carried away by a great passion, who are as it were other-possessed, and who are by that very submission empowered to prevail.
Steve Marsden gives a very impressive central performance as Felix; sometimes his emotional damage makes him seem vulnerable; at other times he is articulate, witty and self-possessed.
The self-possessed and energetic young harpsichord player Monika Knoblochova, well-known as the first women to win the Davidoff Prize, has recorded pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach.
An important and path-breaking book, begun in 1992, seen and heard in various pre-manifestations and thus long and eagerly awaited, Frederick Smith's The Self-Possessed charts a hitherto divided and, by his reckoning, doubly obscured field: that of possession in South Asia.
Ellen McClure's study exhibits exhaustive erudition and keen perspicacity in analyzing the theories of sovereignty and divine right in the sphere of Louis XIV's role as both an embodiment of God as well as an independent and self-possessed ruler.
This is an impressive debut from a self-possessed, mature poet.