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poise
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Brave New World
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  • At eight hundred feet Henry slowed down the helicopter screws, and they hung for a minute or two poised above the fading landscape.
  • Like locusts they came, hung poised, descended all around him on the heather.
  • Yet another helicopter had arrived from across the Hog’s Back, hung poised above the crowd, then dropped within a few yards of where the Savage was standing, in the open space between the line of sightseers and the lighthouse.

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  • She has great charm and great poise.
  • The once self-conscious girl is now a woman with considerable poise.

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