used in The Great Gatsby
only 1 use
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calm and in control — as in "shows poise under pressure"
prepared for action — as in "poised for action" — (sometimes suspended or hovering as in "a finger poised over the mute button")
confident and graceful in movement — as in "the poise and balance of a dancer"
- Practice elocution, poise and how to attain it
poise = remaining calm and in control
There are no more uses of "poise" in The Great Gatsby.