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
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
Example Sentence: (70 in 5 pages)
16  Stringent measures were introduced so that the government could balance its budget/the economy.
17  Having overpaid the bills, I had a balance of credit in my card.
18  The child couldn't keep his balance on his new bicycle.
19  The election of so many Republicans to Congress has changed the balance of power in Washington.
20  The account does not pay interest on a credit balance.
21  The balance of the wages was devoted to new books on flower culture.
22  She carefully tried to balance religious sensitivities against democratic freedom.
23  This newspaper maintains a good balance in its presentation of different opinions.
24  Discover how eating raw food helps balance your body and aids digestion.
25  When the development bubble burst, federal regulators started probing the balance sheets of the biggest banks.
26  They have kept the government shut to pressure the president to agree to a seven-year plan to balance the federal budget.
27  He lost his balance and fell to the ground.
28  Clearly that's an approximation, but my guess is there'll be a reasonable balance.
29  The impact of the blow knocked Jack off balance.
30  The shift in the balance of forces is also reflected in international finance.