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poise
used in Light in August

6 uses
  • He held this dish poised, sniffing.
    Chapter 11 (26% in)
  • He did not look around, even when he heard the bolt in the door and heard the door inyawn and light fell upon him where he stood with the dish poised.
    Chapter 11 (28% in)
  • But the shadow of it and of her arm and hand on the wall did not waver at all, the shadow of both monstrous, the cocked hammer monstrous, backhooked and viciously poised like the arched head of a snake; it did not waver at all.
    Chapter 12 (88% in)
  • He held it poised.
    Chapter 13 (18% in)
  • Also without pausing Christmas sprang out and to the earth, where he stood lightly poised, still grasping the bench leg, cool, not even breathing hard.
    Chapter 14 (28% in)
  • She looked exactly like a rock poised to plunge over a precipice, and for an instant Hightower thought She has already killed him.
    Chapter 17 (46% in)

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