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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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While she still finds herself "sobbing in broken accents" and chided for being "too impulsive [and] too vehement" in the aftermath, this scene is the first in a long train of scenes where Jane progressively learns to master her rising hysteria and respond with calmness, collectedness, and charity in moments of crisis (Bronte 82-83).
Fletcher might be a model of calm collectedness, but the same can't always be said for the contestants on Rebound, who are pitted against each other and must answer questions correctly to bounce the bar back to their opponent.
They may respond to a crisis with disorderly haste rather than with orderly collectedness.