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poise
used in The Souls of Black Folk

2 uses
  • In the poise of his little curl-crowned head did there not sit all that wild pride of being which his father had hardly crushed in his own heart?
    Chapter 11 (83% in)
  • And so, in this great question of reconciling three vast and partially contradictory streams of thought, the one panacea of Education leaps to the lips of all:—such human training as will best use the labor of all men without enslaving or brutalizing; such training as will give us poise to encourage the prejudices that bulwark society, and to stamp out those that in sheer barbarity deafen us to the wail of prisoned souls within the Veil, and the mounting fury of shackled men.
    Chapter 6 (14% in)

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