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Adjective
Absolutely ready
“US forces are poised for a massive air, land and sea assault.”
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On the edge
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Having a composed and self-assured manner
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“Rachel appeared poised and calm.”
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Marked by charm, confidence and elegance
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Boldly self-assured
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Having or showing grace or elegance
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State of being happy and contented
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Not disconcerted or embarrassed
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Able to deal with people in a sensitive manner
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In a state of preparation or waiting
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Past tense for to be or cause to be balanced or suspended in the air, on water, or on something else
“It would poise in midair over me as a hummingbird poises above the flower from which it drains the nectar.”
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Past tense for to be ready, prepare or brace oneself for something
“With a wild bleat of exultation, Phryne appeared to poise himself for a flying leap at his beloved master.”
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Past tense for to make or become stable or balanced
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Past tense for to prepare oneself
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Past tense for to attach, or be attached, to a wall
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Past tense for to assume a particular position, especially in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn
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Past tense for to place in a given position
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Past tense for to give strength to on a physiological level
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