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poise
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • No, it was not their colours: it was the poise and balance of the period itself.
  • Their diving-stone, poised on its rude supports and rocking under their plunges, and the rough-hewn stones of the sloping breakwater over which they scrambled in their horseplay gleamed with cold wet lustre.
  • Another head than his, right before him in the first benches, was poised squarely above its bending fellows like the head of a priest appealing without humility to the tabernacle for the humble worshippers about him.

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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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