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used in The Fountainhead

8 uses
  • But she moved as she had moved in the drawing room of Kiki Holcombe—with the same cold poise and confidence.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • He was angrier than she had ever seen him; his face lost all the charm of his usual sarcastic poise.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (56% in)
  • There are a great many nice adjectives one could use about Katie, but 'poised' and 'distinguished' are not among them.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (5% in)
  • So I won't play the poised host.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (3% in)
  • 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.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • Dinner was announced and she rose obediently; she led the way to the dining room, like a graceful animal given poise by conditioned reflexes.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (50% in)
  • 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.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (57% in)
  • She stood, her hand lifted and closed about a cable, her high heels poised firmly on the planks.
    4.20 — Part 4 Chapter 20 (58% in)

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