collected

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collect +‎ -ed

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collected (comparative more collected, superlative most collected)

  1. Cool‐headed, emotionally stable, in focus.
    He stayed collected throughout the ordeal.
    • 1864 June 16, Ezekiel F. Chambers, The Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Maryland: 
      There is no man here so young—and we have some very young members—but he must have observed, must have known from the impulses of his own mind and his own feelings, that, when in a state of high excitement, a man's judgment is not so accurate, not so effectual, not to be relied upon to such an extent, as when he is cool, calm and collected. That is an axiom in morals, in the history of human life, about which I suppose there will be no question. Are we now in that condition?

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collected

  1. simple past tense and past participle of collect
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page vii
      Firstly, I continue to base most species treatments on personally collected material, rather than on herbarium plants.
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