• WordNet 3.6
    • n composing musical creation
    • n composing the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole "harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beethoven dipped his head in cold water before he composed.
    • Composing Pertaining to, or used in, composition.
    • Composing Tending to compose or soothe.
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of doubts about ability.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.”
  • Katharine Whitehorn
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    “Any committee that is the slightest use is composed of people who are too busy to want to sit on it for a second longer than they have to.”
  • Robert Frost
    “Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.”
  • Aristotle
    “Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”


In literature:

By referring to a preceding chapter we find that water composes three-fifths of the entire body.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
What number compose a Council?
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
Franz, the son of the house, was the composer's intimate friend.
"The Loves of Great Composers" by Gustav Kobbé
It is composed of fine grass stems and is often lined with soft material.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
To follow, even anticipate composer.
"For Every Music Lover" by Aubertine Woodward Moore
Henry Smart was one of the five great English composers that followed our American Mason.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
Every cell is composed of minute grains, within which vital action takes place.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Heine is the most elegant and graceful writer of his country, and Chopin the most elegant and graceful of all composers.
"Chopin and Other Musical Essays" by Henry T. Finck
The seventy-first regiment composed the reserve.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The grinders and mortars are frequently found composed of softer rock, either ferruginous sandstone or gritty clays.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
The front, which faces the south, is composed of a peristyle, supported by four corinthian columns.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
The cupola is raised on a sort of drum composed of twelve pieces, perforated with round windows and supported on four massive piers.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
What is phosphoric acid composed of?
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
Everything appeared to be composed, and a general congratulation took place.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Great musical composers have turned to its stirring theme again and again when they have sought to produce a mighty effect.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
The interior, so far as explored, is largely composed of rocky tracts and barren plains with little or no water.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
It really gave me such a flow of spirits that I was not composed enough to sleep until one o'clock.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
It was composed of layers of ox-hide overlaid with bronze, forming a boss in the centre, and sometimes had studs upon it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
These works have maintained their composer's reputation, without, however, in any material way adding to it.
"Masters of French Music" by Arthur Hervey
Nearly half a million people compose the population of this Latin capital.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In poetry:

II. No galling steel that chain composes,
Which once I fondly wove for thee;
See! it is form'd of breathing roses,
And dew'd with tears love stole from me.
"L'Amant Mutin" by Sydney Owenson
For those who shun the glare of day,
There's a composing power
That meets them, on their lonely way,
In the still air, the sober ray
Of this religious hour.
"The Garden of Gethsemane" by John Pierpont
For those who shun the glare of day,
There 's a composing power,
That meets them on their lonely way,
In the still air,—the sober ray
Of this religious hour.
"Hymns for Communion IV" by John Pierpont
And not a lone treasure, I suppose,
Will pass grandchildren and to others fling,
Again a scald will ancient songs compose,
And, as his own, will again them sing.
""I had not tried the wine..."" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
There was a young person whose history
Was always considered a mystery.
She sate in a ditch,
Although no one knew which,
And composed a small treatise on history.
"Limerick: There was a young person whose history" by Edward Lear
Composers! mighty maestros!
And you, sweet singers of old lands—Soprani! Tenori! Bassi!
To you a new bard, carolling free in the west,
Obeisant, sends his love.
"Proud Music Of The Storm" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Listen to the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec's answer to Bach, Brandenburg Gate, as performed by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra live at Carnegie Hall.
Music by British composer Benjamin Britten plays a surprisingly prominent role in Moonrise Kingdom, the newest film directed by Wes Anderson (who also co-wrote the movie with Roman Coppola).
Lowestoft, 22 Nov 1913 Died: Aldeburgh, 4 Dec 1976 Nationality: English composer.
( Phoenix, AZ ) Adriano conducts the Moscow Symphony Orchestra in a new release featuring two symphonies by Swiss composer Fritz Brun .
Fuller's last work, nearly finished when he died in 1983, is composed of short sweeps--for Fuller--of afterthought, and some additions, to the main themes of his previous books.
Buddhist thought is shaping a fresh new generation of composers as well as the young Momenta String Quartet showed at the Freer Gallery.
But Buddhist thought is shaping a fresh new generation of composers, as well, as the young Momenta String Quartet showed at the Freer Gallery on Thursday night.
Kay Larson talks about how Zen Buddhism influenced American artists in the years following World War II, especially experimental composer John Cage.
Peter Lieberson, a searching, inventive American composer whose works were often inspired by his Tibetan Buddhist practice, died on Saturday morning in Tel Aviv, where he had gone for medical treatment.
Tune-Yards Compose Live Score for Buster Keaton Short Films.
Created by Swedish composer Daniel Cummerow, these mathematical sound bytes belong to a category known as algorithmic music.
Each musical fragment is determined by a mathematical recipe—a formula that links digits with musical notes and their duration, as governed by the musical preferences of the composer.
Pelini's composed message of "do what your coaches taught you" was just what his players needed.
To compose an image, he has to climb inside of it.
At the heart of this essentially avant-garde season opener was a newly commissioned viola concerto, In Other Words, by Chinese-American composer Huang Ruo, written especially for Camerata Pacifica's Richard Yongjae O'Neill.

In science:

Rescaling : The first part of the transformation is composed by a shift of the resonances, a rescaling of time and a rescaling of the actions.
Renormalization for cubic frequency invariant tori in Hamiltonian systems with two degrees of freedom
It is thus a collection of C-ob jects (Db )b:X→Y of C, indexed by morphisms of B, together with C-morphisms b1 ( ) : Db → Db1 b and ( )b2 : Db → Dbb2 , for all composable morphisms b1 , b, b2 in B, such that certain evident diagrams commute.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
Composing it with the product of quotient maps R ⊓A S → (R/[R, S ]) ⊓A/[R,S ] (S/[R, S ]) gives a homomorphism mR,S , and to say that it fits in a commutative square as (†) above is precisely the same as to say that m satisfies the Maltsev identities.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
Again the ”center defining maps” enter and are composed and we proceed.
On certain generalized Hardy's inequalities and applications
Taken literally, Eqs. (4) and (5) assume a liquid composed of identical, spherical, and stiff particles: only in this case all interactions between the particles can be derived from S (q).
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
As already mentioned, a ”process” of interest is usually composed of several incoherent subprocesses in hadron interactions.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
Since each subprocess is composed of many coherent diagrams, it is not practicable to take all singularities into account in the ”kinematics” definitions.
GR@PPA_4b: A Four Bottom Quark Production Event Generator for PP/PPbar Collisions
Moreover if G has an attractor A, that is if all the paths of the graph G will converge to A the limit, when k −→ ∞, of Ψ◦G k will be only composed by operators defining the attractor A.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
Define ˜m, ˜ωγ , ˜ωIto , gDm the correspondence between the product m, the curvature of an homomorphism γ , the curvature of an Ito derivative ωIto and the product m composed by a Leibnitz derivative D.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
Generic strategies are composed in a manner that they recover from failure of extended many-sorted ingredients by applying appropriate generic defaults or by recursing into the given term.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
For some of the rules, one might feel tempted to immediately cover type-changing strategies, e.g., for the rules [apply] for strategy application or [comp.1] for composable types in sequential composition.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The typing rules for negation and sequential composition (cf. [neg] and [seq]) refer to auxiliary judgements for negatable and composable types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Furthermore, the auxiliary judgements for negatable and composable strategy types have to be generalised accordingly (cf. [negt.1] and [comp.1]).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The relaxation for composable types is entirely obvious but we should comment on the typing rule for negatable types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
As for sequential composition, we also add a rule to the auxiliary judgement Γ ⊢ π1 ; π2 ; π to cover the case that a generic type-preserving strategy and another generic strategy are composed (cf. [comp.2]).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies