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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - In full control of your faculties; Marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action.

Usage examples (41)
  • A gull in poised flight
  • Adjective : a balloon poised on the nose of a seal. ,to be poised on the brink of disaster. ,a bird poised in flight; a helicopter...
  • Noun : to show poise in company. ,intellectual poise. ,the poise of the tides. ,the poise of a bird in the air
  • Verb (used with object) : to poise a spear. ,She walked, carefully poising a water jug on her head for more
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