self-possessed


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Related to self-possessed: consistently, imperiously, nattily, unceremoniously
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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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Her life lacks focus until she sees Carol, a self-possessed and alluring married woman shopping for Christmas presents.
Model-turned-actress Du fares better, exuding haughtiness and flamingo-like grace, and registering strongly as a self-possessed, articulate woman rather than the goddess of Xu's daydreams.
Figures this seemingly self-possessed in ways that render each of them a definable character ought to possess a myth, if not quite a biography.
And the guests were so glossy, slick and self-possessed it was definitely after the air brush.
In it he described the firm as "a curious, self-possessed, oldfashioned company", and described Samuel Cunard as having "sat down and whittled out his enormous Royal Mail Line of vessels that we call the Cunarders - and a very great navy it is - doing business in every ocean".
This same scenario--the presentation of a fashionable, seemingly self-possessed, classy young woman who is isolated yet independent--appears again and again, no matter how much she or her location changes.
She said: "I think about myself at her age and I was a complete nutcase, whereas she is so self-possessed but warm and generous.
While expressing members' sincere solidarity with Japan, the Council led by Waleed Siam, head of the council and the representative of the Permanent General Mission of Palestine, also applauded Japan's sober and self-possessed reaction to the matter.
But Allan Cubitt's drama has tried to have it both ways - with the depraved violence of series one on the one hand and Gillian Anderson's self-possessed female detective on the other.
The family then takes in self-possessed May, 10, whose father's in France and mother's working in a factory.
Weheliye's turn to the relatively obscure Caribbean thought of Wynter is due to the way she seeks to dislocate renderings of humanity from the fixed object of liberal self-possessed Man.
She was self-possessed without being arrogant, was not flustered when she could not remember exact dates or street names, made no excuses when she had to rely on Benhur Luy's records.
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.