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1‘poise and good deportment can be cultivated’
balance, equilibrium, control, grace, gracefulness, presence
2‘in spite of this setback she retained her poise’
composure, equanimity, self-possession, aplomb, presence of mind, assurance, self-assurance, self-control, nerve, calmness, coolness, sangfroid, countenance, collectedness, serenity, dignity, imperturbability, suaveness, urbanity, elegance
informal cool, unflappability
1‘the dancer was poised on one foot’
balance, hold steady, hold oneself steady, steady oneself, be suspended, hang suspended, remain motionless, hang in mid-air, hang, hover
2‘the president was poised for decisive action’
position oneself, ready oneself, prepare oneself, brace oneself, get into position, gear oneself up, stand by
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