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poise
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • On the summit, hard and clear like an equestrian statue upon its pedestal, was a mounted soldier, dark and stern, his rifle poised ready over his forearm.
  • As I approached the hut, walking as warily as Stapleton would do when with poised net he drew near the settled butterfly, I satisfied myself that the place had indeed been used as a habitation.

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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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