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collected

(of a horse or a horse's pace) controlled so that movement is in short restricted steps
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And THIS is what I wished to have" (laying his hand on my shoulder): "this young girl, who stands so grave and quiet at the mouth of hell, looking collectedly at the gambols of a demon, I wanted her just as a change after that fierce ragout.
I could speak collectedly to my mother; I could vaguely recall the more marked events of the previous evening.
I may now return to my journal, with some little chance of being able to continue the entries in it as collectedly as usual.