Presence of mind

Definition of Presence of mind

that state of the mind in which all its faculties are alert, prompt, and acting harmoniously in obedience to the will, enabling one to reach, as it were spontaneously or by intuition, just conclusions in sudden emergencies.
- Addison.

See also: Presence

Related Words

possession, self-command, self-control, self-possession, self-will, willpower
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