Definition of 'poise'
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Just who is this driver poised to become world champion in his 11th season of trying? Times, Sunday Times (2016)City had begun with purpose, and barely let up their poised assurance from those emphatic first few seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Drivers are now poised to join the action, which critics have claimed is designed to damage the privatised rail system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The immovable and irresistible are poised in perfect balance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The painting is perhaps a study in the poised moment. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)He thinks now is an ideal time to be buying because commodity prices are poised to recover. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What strikes one is their poise and grace. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has a fantastic natural balance and poise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Four moments of poise and skill had been sufficient. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although she soon recovers her poise as my legs seize up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All racing fans will pray he is soon poised for take off again. The Sun (2013)He had poise and balance and played on impulse. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One is a household name, the other is poised to become one. Times, Sunday Times (2013)SO management is poised to make some radical changes that will affect you seriously. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I trust that knowing this will help you to understand my dignity and poise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She did not know the game but waited, outwardly calm and poised as the woman drew the moment out. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEAnd how often have you admired the poise, dignity and beauty shown by a confident woman well past her youth? Get the Best out of the Rest of Your Life (1990)But be aware that insurers will not pay out if you knew when you took out the policy that your employer was poised to make redundancies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Punch Taverns is poised to announce changes to its proposed debt restructuring in an attempt to persuade senior bondholders to drop their opposition. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The US software giant is poised to announce a mass culling this week. The Sun (2014)I love her poise, her grace. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Channel 4 chiefs are poised to sign him for a one-off spot this summer. The Sun (2007)But now the internet is poised to make a remote Highlands village one of the world's most viewed scenes. The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. poise is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'poise'
British English: poise NOUN
If someone has poise, they are calm, dignified, and self-controlled.
What amazed him even more than her appearance was her poise.
Definition of poise from the Collins English Dictionary
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