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equilibrium
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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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
  • 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.
    1.2.5 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 5 — Result of the Dangers (47% in)
  • —The arrival of the gypsy suddenly destroyed this equilibrium.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (58% in)
  • The harsh voice of the archdeacon threw the poor fellow into such a commotion that he lost his equilibrium, together with his whole edifice, and the chair and the cat tumbled pell-mell upon the heads of the spectators, in the midst of inextinguishable hootings.
    2.7.2 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 2 — A Priest and a Philosopher are.... (29% in)
  • Happily, I found that I was rather strong in the jaw; so I said to this jaw,—perform some feats of strength and of equilibrium: nourish thyself.
    2.7.2 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 2 — A Priest and a Philosopher are.... (48% in)
  • It was a long time since he had seen the archdeacon, and Dom Claude was one of those solemn and impassioned men, a meeting with whom always upsets the equilibrium of a sceptical philosopher.
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (13% in)
  • "I am a Pyrrhonian philosopher," replied Gringoire, "and I hold all things in equilibrium."
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (29% in)
  • " 'tis still equilibrium," said Gringoire.
    2.10.1 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 1 — Gringoire Has Many Good.... (30% in)

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