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equilibrium

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Definition a stable situation in which forces are in balance

or:

a person's sense of physical or (more rarely) emotional balance
  • 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.
  • 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
  • equilibrium = a balanced position
  • 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
  • equilibrium = balance
  • Unable to maintain their equilibrium inside the Continuum, they were sucked from its main artery and reflected out of looking glasses.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • equilibrium = balance
  • 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
  • equilibrium = a stable situation in which forces are in balance

    or:

    a person's sense of physical or (more rarely) emotional balance
  • 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
  • Anthony never upset any equilibriums.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • Still, in my home I'd found a momentary equilibrium with her, or the illusion of it, as if we were again like children playing house, playing doctor.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Around us, cause and effect join hands, and synthesis and division maintain their equilibrium.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Cynthia had no idea that Louie was losing his emotional equilibrium.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Something very much like contentment threatens my equilibrium.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • He saw no necessity for anyone's losing their equilibrium merely because their sister or their daughter had stayed away from home.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • It took several hours to restore equilibrium to the scene.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Without Susie, whatever has been keeping us in equilibrium is gone.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • If they were moved during the day he was speechless with anger and did not recover his equilibrium for a week.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • Living systems are never in equilibrium.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Roy Beeman had made a statement that had upset her equilibrium.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • 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

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