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poise
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

3 uses
  • When Owen caught her eye, she appeared to lose her confidence and her poise; the look he gave her was both challenging and lascivious.
    p. 220.0
  • The face that stared intently into mine was not a bird's face, and no cage prevented this creature from leaping out at me—and the creature appeared not only poised to leap out at me, but eager to do so.
    p. 50.5
  • But over this unholy, unstudious, unsuitable ground the stone Mary Magdalene stood her guard; under her odd, cement archway, she at times appeared to be tending to an elaborate but crudely homemade barbecue; at other times, she seemed to be a goalie—poised in the goal.
    p. 275.4

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