regain (one's) composure

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regain (one's) composure

To become calm, tranquil, and in control of one's emotions; to compose oneself. I'll give you a couple minutes to regain your composure before we continue with our questioning. The class had been driving me absolutely crazy, so I stepped outside for a moment to regain my composure.
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regain one's composure

Cliché to become calm and composed after being angry or agitated. I found it difficult to regain my composure after the argument. Here, sit down and relax so that you can regain your composure.
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The steady countenance which Miss Lucas had commanded in telling her story, gave way to a momentary confusion here on receiving so direct a reproach; though, as it was no more than she expected, she soon regained her composure, and calmly replied:
She said no more, except, 'My dear child, never ask me what it was, and don't refer to it,' until she had perfectly regained her composure, when she told me she was quite herself now, and we might get out.
The 24-year old who won the women's singles at the 2019 Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur last week regained her composure with an 11-3 early lead and eventually secured the third game, 21-16.
Williams then regained her composure and won the last six a e games to win the French Open for the third time.
Kanepi, at one stage appeared to silence Sharapova, but the four-time grand slam champion regained her composure to book a likely semi-final showdown with world No.1 Serena Williams.
But she somehow regained her composure to secure a 6-1 6-7 6-3 victory and will now face defending champion Venus Williams, who overpowered veteran Thai Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-4 6-3 on Court One.
Tanasugarn regained her composure and showed the kind of quality that has helped her to career wins against Amelie Mauresmo, Jennifer Capriati and Mary Pierce.
Thankfully she'd regained her composure by the Vanity Fair party where she wore a gold and silver dress to schmooze with the likes of Will Smith wife Jada, Bono, Penelope Cruz and Mick Jagger.
After losing the first set 6-3, the 24-year-old, who has won four Grand Slams, looked to have regained her composure when she breezed through the second set 6-1.
She believed that by the time she had regained her composure it was too late to file a complaint, but when she noticed two Warren patrolmen investigating a vehicle theft on her block that day, she approached them to report the incident.
However, she quickly regained her composure and smiled as she was greeted by more than 400 flag-waving children from local schools.
When a dishevelled obsessive in the crowd tried to make a case out of her answering questions in English, he got shouted down while a stunned Sophia regained her composure. Accompanied by director Lina Wertmuller, she went on to talk about motherhood, professional experiences, her role in Wertmuller's romantic fable, Francesca and Nunziata (which screened at the fest), and being directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti, in the Italy/Canada co-production, Between Strangers.
But she quickly regained her composure and just laughed it off."
One eyewitness said: "Mary McAleese looked shocked at first but immediately regained her composure and looked as cool as ice."
The Pop Queen - accompanied by her own children, seven-year-old Lourdes and Rocco, three - later regained her composure to read from her book to a group of 100 youngsters.