His listeners held their cigarettes poised to hear, their smokes ascending in frail stalks that flowered with his speech.
Framed around the walls images of vanished horses stood in homage, their meek heads poised in air: lord Hastings’ Repulse, the duke of Westminster’s Shotover, the duke of Beaufort’s Ceylon, prix de Paris, 1866.
Miss voice of Kennedy answered, a second teacup poised, her gaze upon a page: —No. He was not.
That he now poised that it now throbbed.
…the liveliest fashion with the young gentleman and, interrupting the narrative at a salient point, having desired his visavis with a polite beck to have the obligingness to pass him a flagon of cordial waters at the same time by a questioning poise of the head (a whole century of polite breeding had not achieved so nice a gesture) to which was united an equivalent but contrary balance of the bottle asked the narrator as plainly as was ever done in words if he might treat him with a cup…
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She has great charm and great poise.
The once self-conscious girl is now a woman with considerable poise.