POISE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of POISE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
poise
 v.  be balanced or held in suspension; hover; carry or hold in equilibrium; balance
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  Honey's nervously obvious desire to be attractive to every man in sight contrasted sharply with her father's poise, and Scarlett had the thought that perhaps there was something in what Mrs. Tarleton said, after all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  Still the words would not come, but, a measure of poise returning, she kept her eyes demurely down and tucked the corners of her mouth into a little smile.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
3  He became a glorified floor-walker, greeting the men with new poise, no longer coyly subservient to pretty women.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  The thing she gained in Washington was not information about office-systems and labor unions but renewed courage, that amiable contempt called poise.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  But with more feeling and discernment he would have recognized the noble beauty of its modeling, and the graceful severity of poise and movement, which made Edna Pontellier different from the crowd.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
6  No, it was not their colours: it was the poise and balance of the period itself.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  The poise of the head strikes one at once as indicative of thought and power; the head is noble, well-sized, broad, and large behind the ears.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
8  He gave the cane another poise, and another switch; and having finished his preparation of it, laid it down beside him, with an impressive look, and took up his book.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
9  There was no mistaking the poise of the head, the squareness of the shoulders, the sharpness of the features.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
10  Silently they manoeuvred in their water world, poised in the blue patch made by the sky, or shot silently to the edge where the grass, trembling, made a fringe of nodding shadow.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
11  At that the fleet of boat-shaped bodies paused; poised; equipped; mailed; then with a waver of undulation off they flashed.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
12  Only the ineffective word "hedgehog" illustrated his vision of Europe, bristling with guns, poised with planes.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 4
13  The day had greyed over; the small blue sky that had poised low on its circular rims of haze was closed in again, the lid was down, there was a raw coldness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
14  He fastened fluffy young oak-sprays round her breasts, sticking in tufts of bluebells and campion: and in her navel he poised a pink campion flower, and in her maiden-hair were forget-me-nots and woodruff.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
15  On the summit, hard and clear like an equestrian statue upon its pedestal, was a mounted soldier, dark and stern, his rifle poised ready over his forearm.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Let you taste my poise, you leave me want to celebrate.
2  His performance was full of maturity and poise.
3  She never lost her social poise, however awkward the situation.
4  It took a moment for Mark to recover his poise.
5  When I saw him lift and poise the book and stand in act to hurl it, I instinctively started aside with a cry of alarm.
6  I did so, not at first aware what was his intention; but when I saw him lift and poise the book and stand in act to hurl it, I instinctively started aside with a cry of alarm.
7  She waited by the door like a small animal poised for flight.
8  She was poised to challenge for the party leadership.
9  The economy is poised for take - off.
10  The girl poised the glass on the edge of the table.
11  The rebels are poised for a new assault on the government garrisons.
12  Our region is poised for growth once the election is out of the way.
13  She stood poised for a moment.
14  The game is poised on a knife-edge.
15  The eagle poised in mid-air ready to swoop on its prey.