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poise
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • Our activities halted when any of the neighbors appeared, and once I saw Miss Maudie Atkinson staring across the street at us, her hedge clippers poised in midair.
    p.53.5
  • This practice allegedly overcame a variety of evils: standing in front of his fellows encouraged good posture and gave a child poise; delivering a short talk made him word-conscious; learning his current event strengthened his memory; being singled out made him more than ever anxious to return to the Group.
    p.326.9

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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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