BALANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BALANCE
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balance
 n.  being in equilibrium; symmetry or stability
Example Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
1  Some banks charge if you access your account to determine your balance.
2  Try to achieve a better balance between work and play.
3  Tightness in one set of muscles will affect your whole balance.
4  The fate of the African wild dog hangs in the balance.
5  We'd better ask a few men to the party to balance up the numbers.
6  Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance.
7  The total of debits must balance the total of credits.
8  The trade balance has been in deficit for the past five years.
9  Their marriage is a delicate balance between traditional and contemporary values.
10  She had trouble keeping her balance.
11  He tried to use his own weight to push his attacker off but he was off balance.
12  A gust of wind knocked/threw her off balance and she fell.
13  The wrong chemical balance can cause severe distortion of the photographic image.
14  With children, it is important to achieve the right balance between love and discipline.
15  The sudden movement of the ship knocked them both off balance.
Classic Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
1  The mere fact of obeying her orders, of feeling free to go about his business again and talk with other men, restored his shaken balance and magnified his sense of what he owed her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  "Why, how did--" she began, caught off her balance, and then checked herself hastily, boiling with anger at herself for falling into his trap.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  For a moment the balance hung between the honest affection everyone had for Will and their contempt for Suellen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  It was hard to say which class was more cordially hated by the settled citizenry, the impractical Yankee schoolmarms or the Scallawags, but the balance probably fell with the latter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  She was standing on the edge of the freshly waxed top step, and as her arm with the whole weight of her body behind it, struck his out-thrust arm, she lost her balance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
6  She took out her cheque-book to see if her balance was larger than she remembered, but found she had erred in the other direction.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  The sight of Selden's dark head, in a pew almost facing her, disturbed for a moment the balance of her complacency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
8  But, turning another page or two, he discovered with astonishment that, in spite of this recent accession of funds, the balance had already declined to a few dollars.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
9  As she lost balance her body bent over, her arms revolved wildly, and when she toppled she laughed aloud.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  Sylvester dallied about Lena until he began to make mistakes in his work; had to stay at the bank until after dark to make his books balance.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
11  They would have had three times that, but it had gone to court, and the judge had decided against them, and it had cost the balance to get him to change his decision.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
12  Of this, only three hundred dollars had to be paid down, the balance being paid at the rate of twelve dollars a month.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
13  When they had speared out all they could reach, they emptied the vat on the floor, and then with shovels scraped up the balance and dumped it into the truck.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 5
14  All the balance of his life he had done nothing but try to make it understood.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 8
15  As it chanced, he had been hurt on a Monday, and had just paid for his last week's board and his room rent, and spent nearly all the balance of his Saturday's pay.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 23