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poise
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The Fountainhead
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  • But she moved as she had moved in the drawing room of Kiki Holcombe—with the same cold poise and confidence.
  • There are a great many nice adjectives one could use about Katie, but ’poised’ and ’distinguished’ are not among them.
  • So I won’t play the poised host.
  • He was angrier than she had ever seen him; his face lost all the charm of his usual sarcastic poise.
  • Dominique sat at the other end of the room, her thin body fitted obediently to the contours of a straight-backed chair; she did not look stiff, only too poised for comfort.
  • Dinner was announced and she rose obediently; she led the way to the dining room, like a graceful animal given poise by conditioned reflexes.
  • She stood, her hand lifted and closed about a cable, her high heels poised firmly on the planks.
  • In the ludicrous folds of the pyjamas, with dark cloth bulging over a belt wound tightly, with sleeves hanging over her fingertips, she had all the poised elegance she displayed in her best hostess gown.

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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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