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n. (plural of compo English)


Usage examples of "compos".

Doc said that the trigger-mechanism toward non compos was frequently, if not always, emotion.

You'll find I'm not nearly so susceptible to coercion when I'm compos mentis.

How can you do or say anything calling for an apology when you are legally non compos mentis?

Possibly because of my healing discourse, possibly because we'd pulled up at the Astor House, she suddenly snapped her head erect, white as a sheet but compos mentis, and began to behave normally, but mute.

For the moment, he was compos mentis, with no more holes in his memory than the average one-hundred-and-ninety-four-year-old, but the integrity of his personality had grown perilously brittle.

Hughes is non compos mental, and he thinks he's got Ward in his pocket.

The fact that he is clearly non compos mentis will carry no weight with the Prince when he gets wind of this.

But the old Latin joke came back to him: Penis erectus non compos mentis.

I went to Felix's parties and I trucked with Georgie once, and Felix thought I was non compos mentis, so if he sent you to see me he was probably playing a game.

He was killed because he had for too long made G-men, all of whom then wore fedoras, look non compos mentis, like nincompoops.