Definitions

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of poise.

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Examples

  • The back-to-back drop off poises Germany for an overall contraction in retail sales for the fourth quarter, according to analysts.

    German Retail Sales Fall

  • The second thing was to concentrate my work on ways to help our society understand two huge things: first, the complex, unnatural miracle that takes place every time a brain learns to read; and second, the fact that many children with dyslexia have a different brain organisation – one that poises them for greatness in many areas; but makes them inefficient at learning written language.

    Dear parent: why your dyslexic child struggles with reading

  • At center stage, in the eye of the storm, she exquisitely poises a dynamic tension that offers a momentary, philosophical repose, which is nothing more than the point of view of her birds.

    James Scarborough: Lisa Adams and the Spirituality of Imperfection

  • But what you fail to realize is that NOT holding your own people accountable destroys public confidence in them, and poises them to LOSE SEATS ANYWAY.

    Think Progress » Let The Cameras Roll

  • At center stage, in the eye of the storm, she exquisitely poises a dynamic tension that offers a momentary, philosophical repose, which is nothing more than the point of view of her birds.

    James Scarborough: Lisa Adams and the Spirituality of Imperfection

  • In my mind, though, the thing that poises DC far above the rest is their commitment to being an additive to retailers.

    Bryan Young: DC Comics Goes Digital

  • With gravitas that perfectly poises humor and horror, Diana Son's "Stop Kiss" at the Garage Theatre simultaneously darkens an otherwise enchanting prelude to a first kiss with its sordid aftermath.

    James Scarborough: Stop Kiss, The Garage Theatre

  • With gravitas that perfectly poises humor and horror, playwright Diana Son's "Stop Kiss", directed by Kristal Greenlea for the Garage Theatre, simultaneously darkens an otherwise enchanting prelude to a first kiss with its sordid aftermath.

    James Scarborough: Stop Kiss, The Garage Theatre

  • She poises her pen over her paper, wearing as inscrutably sweet an expression as she can possibly muster.

    Angels Carry the Sun excerpt: Chapter One, In the Woods

  •  The pictures along our hallway captured my father's rigid poises, earnest and noble.

    Unspoken Bonds

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