- He sits lightly, poised, upright, wooden-faced in the saddle, the broken hat raked at a swaggering angle.
- The sun, an hour above the horizon, is poised like a bloody egg upon a crest of thunderheads; the light has turned copper: in the eye portentous, in the nose sulphurous, smelling of lightning.
- He sits erect, poised, looking quietly and steadily and quickly this way and that, his face calm, a little pale, alert.
- Then the downstream one vanishes, dragging the other with him; the wagon sheers crosswise, poised on the crest of the ford as the log strikes it, tilting it up and on.
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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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