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 Meanings and Examples of COMPOSE
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compose
 v.  write or create by putting together parts or elements
Classic Sentence: (190 in 13 pages)
1  She watched them fold their hands and compose their faces.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
2  He paced the apartment to and fro, now vainly exhorting the terrified maiden to compose herself, now hesitating concerning his own line of conduct.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  She walked out directly, as her uncle recommended, and followed his advice throughout, as far as she could; did check her tears; did earnestly try to compose her spirits and strengthen her mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  Mrs. Norris, much discontented, was obliged to compose herself to work again; and Fanny, walking off in agitating consciousness, found herself, as she anticipated, in another minute alone with Mr. Crawford.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  It is more difficult to speak well than to compose well; that is, the rules and trick of composition are oftener an object of study.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  The only interruption which thoughts like these received for nearly half an hour was from a sudden burst of her father's, not at all calculated to compose them.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  One more,' pursued the beadle; 'compose your darling feelings for only one more.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  'You must compose yourself,' said the doctor supporting her.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
9  Unable to endure the aspect of the being I had created, I rushed out of the room and continued a long time traversing my bed-chamber, unable to compose my mind to sleep.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
10  I found that I could not compose a female without again devoting several months to profound study and laborious disquisition.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
11  She made a strong attempt to compose herself, and stammered that he was as punctual as ever.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
12  But the more he asked Mrs. Micawber to look up, the more she fixed her eyes on nothing; and the more he asked her to compose herself, the more she wouldn't.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
13  And the more he tried to compose himself, the more breathless he found himself.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 9
14  NORA stands still for a little while, as if to compose herself.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
15  The fame, therefore, of her virtue shall never die, and the immortals shall compose a song that shall be welcome to all mankind in honour of the constancy of Penelope.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  He waited imperiously for their attention before he began his carefully composed talk, delivered in portentous tones.
17  Lineages of descent from a female ancestor are thus prime substructures composing a macaque troop.
18  His dual role as a composer and a conductor made him very busy.
19  He's a composer of serious music. I like his music a lot.
20  The composer of an opera's music is remembered more frequently than the author of its libretto.
21  We cannot even say that her music is a: pastiche of this composer or that; it is, rather, reminiscent of many musicians.
22  A multifaceted composer, Roger Davidson has recorded original pieces that range from ragtime tangos to choral masses.
23  No composer was considered worthy of the name until he had written an opera.
24  An appeal has been launched to build a lasting memorial to the composer.
25  The success of a popular composer depends on his melody.
26  The composer of this popular song is a young man.
27  There are probably fewer hard facts about the life of Henry Purcell than that of any other great composer since the Renaissance.
28  The winner of multiple Grammy awards for both solo and chamber performances, Ax believes that the Variations format is the great composer's way of showing consummate artistry.
29  In fact, most of their concert repertoire is by living composers.
30  New consonant music and postmodern music for contemporary composers and performers.