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used in The Poisonwood Bible

3 uses
  • Father was poised to go on with the story when suddenly Tata Ndu stood right straight up, cutting him off in the middle of hammering home his message.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (20% in)
  • I clung to the rough plank, poised far out over the water, giving all my might to the service of balance.
    Book 5 — Exodus (13% in)
  • We're poised on the border with everything we might need for an eventual destiny assembled around us.
    Book 5 — Exodus (98% in)

There are no more uses of "poise" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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