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poise
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Oliver Twist
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  • Mark my words!’ said the robber, poising a crowbar, which he had drawn from under the bedstead.
  • I should have such strength,’ muttered the robber, poising his brawny arm, ’that I could smash your head as if a loaded waggon had gone over it.’
  • The fact is, that there was considerable difficulty in inducing Oliver to take upon himself the office of respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence; and for some time he lay gasping on a little flock mattress, rather unequally poised between this world and the next: the balance being decidedly in favour of the latter.

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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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