Definition of Self-possession

1. Noun. The trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior.




Definition of Self-possession

1. Noun. confidence in one's own powers ¹

2. Noun. calmness and composure, especially when under stress ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-possession

self-pollinated
self-pollinating
self-pollination
self-polluted
self-polluter
self-polluters
self-pollutes
self-polluting
self-portrait
self-portraits
self-posited
self-positing
self-possessed
self-possession (current term)
self-praise
self-preservation
self-pride
self-proclaimed
self-produced
self-promotion
self-propelled
self-propelled vehicle
self-propelling
self-protection
self-publishing
self-punishment
self-raising
self-raising flour

Literary usage of Self-possession

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1. A Treatise on Self Knowledge: Showing the Nature and Benefit of that by John Mason (1819)
"I. Self Knowledge the Spring of Self Possession. I. ONE great advantage of self knowledge is, that it gives a man the truest and most constant self ..."

2. The History of the Virginia Federal Convention of 1788 by Hugh Blair Grigsby (1890)
"It was his self- possession, acquired partly by his speeches in the English clubs and at the bar, partly by his early essays in the House of Burgesses,181 ..."

3. Some Recollections of Our Antislavery Conflict by Samuel Joseph May (1869)
"away until his self-possession had entirely revived. And then he addressed us for nearly an hour, giving a very graphic account of his conflict with the ..."

4. A History of American Literature by Moses Coit Tyler (1878)
"... Indians—Amiability and beauty of their women—An ancient squaw — A conjuror — Indian self-possession — The author's fate—His " History of North Carolina. ..."

5. A History of American Literature .. by Moses Coit Tyler (1890)
"... Indians—Amiability and beauty of their women—An ancient squaw — A conjuror—Indian self-possession — The author's fate—His " History of North Carolina. ..."

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