calm importance

yahyapmb

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What is the meaning of "calm importance"?
There are women in Russian villages With calm importance of faces.
She moved more slowly now, with the calm importance of a queen.
 

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It seems that confidence might be one word for that. I'm not sure how you look important, but that seems to be what that means. They calmly look important.
 

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The first example doesn't make sense. The second does. Tell us more about what you want to say in the first example. Thanks!
 

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The second sentence is from "The Red Pony" by John Steinbeck" and the first is what Russian poet Nekrasov wrote about Russian women:

There are women in Russian villages
With calm importance of faces
With a beautiful force in the movement,
On the walk, with a look of queens -
...
Beauty, for whole world as a miracle,
Blush, slender, high,
In all the clothes are beautiful,
In any work she is deft.
 

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Something has probably been lost in translation there.:roll:

In future questions, please tell us the context in post #1, so that we don't have to ask for it.
 
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