It is tendered in a well-practiced idiom of collectedness
and restraint from excessive spousal expectations and, arguably even more importantly, from possible future expostulations and recriminations.
She begins to recognise that `the history - or was it the legend' (167) of Constantine's cruelties was rendered credible by his looks and gestures, `his physical smooth collectedness
, imperviousness' (167), more than by the facts of the case.
But at least Markus Babbel showed his typical Bavarian coolness, calmness and collectedness
when he came on to replace him.
in innocence as a tower, with a face of serenity, and a collectedness
The president, who has announced he is taking a 25% wage cut and has imposed a 20% cut for Cabinet members, tweeted: "I would like to thank the Cypriot people for their maturity and collectedness
shown in their interactions with the Cypriot banks.