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poise
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  • He had under his arm a hat of great size and weight, shelving downward from the crown to the brim, and in his hand a pair of white gloves with which he flapped it as he stood poised on one leg in a high-shouldered, round-elbowed state of elegance not to be surpassed.

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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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