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Dear teachers:

Would you please explain to me what the phrase "to gather herself" means here?

- All she wanted was a few moments to gather herself before entering the room.

Thank you!

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She wanted a few moments to settle her thoughts/emotions, to become calm and composed.

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Laboriousgather herself

prepare herself mentally; calm herself down; organize her thoughts

It depends on the context, but it means things like that.

CJ

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