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  • She caressed him while he looked at her in that quiet way which betokened at once his self-poise and yet his interest and satisfaction in her.

    The Financier

  • Cowperwood accompanied her, a very different person in so far as mood and self-poise were concerned.

    The Titan

  • He returned to the house calmer, his self-poise restored, but he was eager for Monday to come in order that he might get in touch with his lawyer, Mr. Watson.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • But the self-poise and mental control of this man were perfect, and in an instant he was facing the coroner again, with a dignity which gave no clew to the disturbance into which his thoughts had just been thrown.

    Initials Only

  • There was a suggestion of hopelessness in the movement that fitted oddly his inherent vigor and self-poise; she started to draw away; an ineffable something held her.

    Half A Chance

  • She was a brunette, with most wonderful dark eyes, figure of perfect grace, and an expression of grave self-poise that awed the butterflies of fashion, but offered an irresistible attraction to people of sense, intellect, intelligence, esprit, and all that sort of thing -- like you and me, my boy.

    The American Baron

  • Mr. Frothingham never lost his easy self-poise over anything which this jestingly tolerated world offered him, but he allowed himself to be surprised now.

    The First Soprano

  • And losing for the moment the self-poise that was his proudest accomplishment, Mr. McNally stammered.

    The Short Line War

  • In the self-poise which he maintained in the most critical situations, the unerring sagacity with which he penetrated the purposes of his adversaries, the address with which he soothed the passions and guided the judgments of his colleagues, it is impossible to find a single fault.

    Albert Gallatin American Statesmen Series, Vol. XIII

  • A large man, finely proportioned with a most graceful carriage, and self-poise, and withal handsome, thus had nature endowed Winfield Scott

    Hidden Treasures Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

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