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- n. Obsolete form of poise.
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- n. See poise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of poise.
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Father; his large Possessions not being able to cover, nor the Weight of his Riches to poize, the Infamy of his Actions; which filial Respect and
This province is not in the most agreable situation at present, it wants a poize, a stability which it does not possess.
This shews which way the poize of our spirits inclines, and we may plainly discern it by urging ourselves with this question.
Cava distinctly heard human voices beneath the tower: at first her dread of Rodrigo suggested to her to draw back from sight, but she was convinced it was not his voice she heard; and stretching as far over the battlements as she could venture to do, without losing her poize, she beheld, to her unspeakable delight, her little guide, with his friend the young shepherd, at the foot of the tower where she stood.
It need scarcely be noted, that the speaker in a scene uses that hand which is next the audience, he ought likewise to poize his body upon the same leg: this is almost an invariable rule in action: the hand should act on that side only on which the body bears.
Let deliberation then; be the Scale wherein you may weigh love with an equal poize.
As for hyperboles, I will neither quote Lucan, nor Statius, men of an unbounded imagination, but who often wanted the poize of judgment.
You Trimmers should, to poize it, hang on t'other.
But how must Christ be reckoned of God, when he maketh him the poize against all the sin of the world.
General Vanegas himself does not appear pos - sessed of that military reputation or commanding character, which would be necessary to counter - poize a man of general Cucsta s authority and de - cided temper.
A History of the campaigns of the British forces in Spain and Portugal : undertaken to relieve those countries from the French usurpation : comprehending memoirs of the operations of this interesting war : characteristic reports of the Spanish and Portuguese troops, and illustrative anecdotes of distinguished military conduct in individuals, whatever their rank in the Army