presence of mind

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I've got to express the court's admiration for [the second victim's] presence of mind in fighting back against her attacker and taking out her keys and stabbing him in the neck.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 2 ( ANI ): Train drivers Virendra Singh and Abhay Kumar who averted avert a major accident in the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express with their alertness and presence of mind, were felicitated by Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani.
According to Civil Aviation sources, PIA and Shaheen Airline planes suddenly came close and within the range of a collision, but the terrible accident was avoided somehow courtesy great presence of mind displayed by the PIA pilot.
Lokesh Kumar informed the media that the victim displayed amazing presence of mind otherwise it could have resulted in something worse.
Calm presence of mind enables you to become a force for good, for a beneficial outcome to emergency situations.
She was the first to spot the fire and had the presence of mind get her younger sisters and niece out of the house.
Judge Niclas Parry said each victim had shown remarkable fortitude, restraint and presence of mind.
The descriptions of the murders cross closely with what is now known of them; the Ripper then has the presence of mind to disappear and leave the autobiography, with which he was engaged at the time, behind him.
Not only am I in awe of Tim's courage but I'm amazed he had the presence of mind to take pictures while up to his neck in water.
As Allie dropped to the floor, Stephanie had the presence of mind to drop down on the ground with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where Allie had been wounded, and apply pressure the entire time while the gunman was still shooting, the President said.
He saw the defendant enter the room, search through her possessions and had the presence of mind at that stage to take some still photographs of what he was observing," prosecutor Paul Rowland told Newcastle crown court.
The driver showed considerable presence of mind as he dumped the burning load.

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