Sentence Examples

  • They commonly hang poised in the air, then dart with lightning swiftness to another spot and poise themselves again.
  • Her flesh was fine and smooth as polished ivory, and her poise expressed both dignity and grace.
  • Maybe the job requires athletic ability or beauty or poise or diplomacy or trustworthiness or loyalty or kindness or cheerfulness.
  • It receives its designation (pitchpoling) from its being likened to that preliminary up-and-down poise of the whale-lance, in the exercise called pitchpoling, previously described.
  • At length as the craft was cast to one side, and ran ranging along with the White Whale's flank, he seemed strangely oblivious of its advance--as the whale sometimes will--and Ahab was fairly within the smoky mountain mist, which, thrown off from the whale's spout, curled round his great, Monadnock hump; he was even thus close to him; when, with body arched back, and both arms lengthwise high-lifted to the poise, he darted his fierce iron, and his far fiercer curse into the hated whale.

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