Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The committee comprises men of widely different views.
The force comprised two battalions and a battery.
Comprise much matter in few words.
Friendship does two souls in one comprise.
About 7 percent of America military forces are comprised of women.
His course of study comprises English, French, history and mathematics.
Her family comprises five sons.
The Examining Board comprises several members.
This dictionary comprises about 60 000 words.
comprise = embrace, include, contain
Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affection.
composed of = to form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up
Their borrowed gold composed the calf in Oreb.(Milton)
A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual possessions.
composed = to form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute
The genius that composed such works as the ``Standard'' and ``Last Supper''.
compose = To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas
In a peaceful grave my corpse compose.
compose = to dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition
Compose thy mind; Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.
compose = to free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
The doctor's composed nature calmed him.
composed = sedate
Thank you for your efforts.
Originally Posted by vil