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poise
used in Gone with the Wind

7 uses
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Definition
in control or prepared

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
  • It would never do to appear schoolgirlish beside Melanie's poised self.
    1.5 (7% in)
  • Honey's nervously obvious desire to be attractive to every man in sight contrasted sharply with her father's poise, and Scarlett had the thought that perhaps there was something in what Mrs. Tarleton said, after all.
    1.6 (7% in)
  • Surely, when she entered that room, Mother would again be sitting there before the secretary and would look up, quill poised, and rise with sweet fragrance and rustling hoops to meet her tired daughter.
    3.24 (49% in)
  • She looked disapprovingly at Scarlett, poised on the table top, her skirts above her knees, ready to leap to the floor.
    4.32 (63% in)
  • His mouth was poised above hers and his eyes were so close that they seemed enormous, filling the world.
    4.47 (58% in)
  • Still the words would not come, but, a measure of poise returning, she kept her eyes demurely down and tucked the corners of her mouth into a little smile.
    4.47 (61% in)
  • She looked down at her small daughter, so lightly poised on the galloping pony and her brow wrinkled as a chill swept swiftly through her breast.
    5.59 (32% in)

There are no more uses of "poise" in Gone with the Wind.

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