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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of equipoise.

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  • adjective lacking lateral dominance; being neither right-handed nor left-handed

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Examples

  • And what are we — ripples on the tides of a birthless, deathless, equipoised

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • Just equipoised between the rack of cloud and a twilit land we slid down a hill of air.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • If after every decision the will reverted to a state of indecision and oscillation equipoised between good and evil, the basis for confidence in our fellow men would be gone.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • There is nowhere perfect health, save when the passions are well regulated, harmonized, and equipoised.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics

  • Following it came two shorter novels—nouvelles—also equipoised between the hemispheres.

    Chapter 8. Henry James

  • It flashed across me in an instant that, if I could throw the horse down into the ditch, the wheels of the wagon might, perhaps, rest equipoised on each side, and, perhaps, break the horse loose from the wagon.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • I have here a jar suspended at one end of a balance—it is now equipoised; but when I pour this carbonic acid into the jar on the one side which now contains air, you will see it sink down at once because of the carbonic acid that I pour into it.

    The Chemical History of a Candle

  • But if, reverend Judges, you deem this equipoised, indifferent lanthorn to be indeed blameworthy for having shown in the same moment, side by side, the skull and the fair face, the burdock and the tiger-lily, the butterfly and toad, then, most reverend

    Studies and Essays: Concerning Letters

  • And what are we -- ripples on the tides of a birthless, deathless, equipoised Creative-Purpose -- but little works of Art?

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • But if, reverend Judges, you deem this equipoised, indifferent lanthorn to be indeed blameworthy for having shown in the same moment, side by side, the skull and the fair face, the burdock and the tiger-lily, the butterfly and toad, then, most reverend

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

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