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Panic threw the stock market out of equilibrium.
  a stable situation in which forces are in balance


a person’s sense of physical or (more rarely) emotional balance
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  • Panic threw the stock market out of equilibrium.
  • I took a night job after my regular job and it’s thrown my life out of equilibrium.
  • My inner ear’s equilibrium mechanisms are sensitive to the rocking of the boat, so I get seasick.
  • Some say it’s the metal in aquariums that throws their equilibrium off.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • I was still very unsettled about last night with Hale, and any time Ahren and I fought, it was like I lost my equilibrium.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • She didn’t dare touch it, knowing she would upset its equilibrium of scents and construction, but she badly wanted to see what was inside.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Being with him made me undeniably happy, so when Larry came to me, conflicted and confused, to tell me that he had been offered a great magazine job back east, it didn’t really disturb my equilibrium.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Gabby wasn’t sure how she felt after leaving her neighbor’s, and all she could do after closing her door was to lean against it while she tried to regain her equilibrium.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • It took several hours to restore equilibrium to the scene.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But one late afternoon in June nearly brought a disastrous ending to the precarious equilibrium she had devised for herself.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Without Susie, whatever has been keeping us in equilibrium is gone.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I walked in to find Patch’s chair empty Typically, he arrived at the last possible moment, tying with the tardy bell, but the bell rang and Coach took his place at the chalkboard and started lecturing on equilibrium.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The draft from the opening door upset the delicate equilibrium of the comb I had been balancing on its end, heralding Jamie’s return.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Cynthia had no idea that Louie was losing his emotional equilibrium.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • There was a silent, watchful equilibrium between Toohey and Scarret: they understood each other.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She needed Pilate’s calm view, her honesty and equilibrium.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • But Instructor Reno was always there, personally, to help me regain my equilibrium by sending me on a quick rush into the ocean, which was so cold it almost stopped my heart.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • We exist in equilibrium with our environment, Tally, purifying the water that we put back in the river, recycling the biomass, and using only power drawn from our own solar footprint.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Living systems are never in equilibrium.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Even after enormous upheavals and seemingly irrevocable changes, the same pattern has always reasserted itself, just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or the other.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I tottered, and on regaining my equilibrium retired back a step or two from his chair.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Our economy is in a state of extremely precarious equilibrium.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • You must figure the tumult suddenly striking on the unstable equilibrium of old Fletcher’s planks and two chairs—with cataclysmic results.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Dr. Seward is loved not only by his household and his friends, but even by his patients, who, being some of them hardly in mental equilibrium, are apt to distort causes and effects.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "If I don’t have a better sense of equilibrium in my next life, I’m demanding a refund."
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He sensed his equilibrium was hampered by the total darkness and closed his eyes, coaxing his brain to ignore visual input.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Her brow, her nose, her chin, presented that equilibrium of outline which is quite distinct from equilibrium of proportion, CHAPTER III.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Hers was the calm ecstasy of achieved consummation, the peace, not of mere vacant satiety and nothingness, but of balanced life, of energies at rest and in equilibrium.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Every part, brain and body, nerve tissue and fibre, was keyed to the most exquisite pitch; and between all the parts there was a perfect equilibrium or adjustment.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • it feels good to at two liters of Gatorade my equilibrium ret red.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The gulls had disturbed his equilibrium, put him ill at ease.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • We looked hard for flaws to restore our equilibrium, but had to be content at first with uglying up her name, changing Maureen Peal to Meringue Pie.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Before the two remaining Glass Eyes could regain their equilibrium, Dodge relaxed, surrendered his body to the pull of the nearest looking glass, and was sucked up out of the Continuum, reflected out of a glass in the lobby of an apartment building.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • His face was set hard in an attempt to regain his equilibrium, when he pulled off the main highway and stopped on a dirt road that led into the jungle.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • When there were 36,000 patient visits a year in the STD clinics of Baltimore’s inner city, in other words, the disease was kept in equilibrium.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He held to the saddle until he had his equilibrium, then took off his bedroll, put it on the ground and loosened the latigos.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • From a hilltop you can see a fish leap in almost any part; for not a pickerel or shiner picks an insect from this smooth surface but it manifestly disturbs the equilibrium of the whole lake.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Delicate equilibrium of periodical filthbetween two moonsbalanced.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • It didn’t help that I was so drunk that my balance was off, my equilibrium shot.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Anthony never upset any equilibriums.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Then there were the pebbles and stones that turned under him when he trod upon them; and from them he came to know that the things not alive were not all in the same state of stable equilibrium as was his cave—also, that small things not alive were more liable than large things to fall down or turn over.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Eragon’s head whipped on his neck as Saphira lurched to one side and dropped a score of feet before she regained her equilibrium.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The worst thing that Randy could imagine, at that moment, was that Dan Gunn should lose his mental equilibrium.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She balanced her head to keep equilibrium, so that the blood ran into her eye.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Each molecule of the gutter bore away a molecule of heat radiating from Gringoire’s loins, and the equilibrium between the temperature of his body and the temperature of the brook, began to be established in rough fashion.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • His equilibrium disturbed, he was in extremity at once.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Around us, cause and effect join hands, and synthesis and division maintain their equilibrium.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • He prepared hot lemonade with a shot of brandy, drank it in bed with two aspirin tablets, and, wrapped in a wool blanket, sweated by the bucketful until the proper equilibrium had been reestablished in his body.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Something very much like contentment threatens my equilibrium.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
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