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equanimity - vocabulary

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Emotional or mental stability or composure, especially when tensed or strained; calm.

We could not help contrasting the equanimity of Nature with the bustle and impatience of man. His words and actions presume always a crisis near at hand, but she is forever silent and unpretending.

—Henry David Thoreau “A Walk to Wachusett” (1843) The Writings of Henry David Thoreau (1906)

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