Definition of Poising

1. Verb. (present participle of poise) ¹



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Definition of Poising

1. poise [v] - See also: poise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poising

pointsman
pointsmen
pointwise
pointwork
pointy
pointy-toed
poioumenon
pois
poise
poised
poiseless
poiser
poisers
poises
poisha
poising (current term)
poison
poison-berry
poison-ivy
poison-pen letter
poison-pen letters
poison arrow plant
poison ash
poison bush
poison camas
poison control centres
poison dart frog
poison dart frogs
poison dogwood
poison gas

Literary usage of Poising

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1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1837)
"... flits into indistinctness, and the duck, poising its wing on the western gale, skims the blue ridges in the south-east like the messenger of a spirit, ..."

2. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"Breathing in the thinker's creed, poising in the hero's blood, FROM "WHAT IS THE USE?" I SAW a man, by some accounted wise, For tome things said and done ..."

3. Comprehensive Physical Culture by Mabel Jenness (1891)
"poising EXERCISES. t TN this chapter a series of poising exercises are given. In establishing poise a source of health and power is created. ..."

4. The Use of the Voice in Reading and Speaking: A Manual for Clergymen and by Francis Thayer Russell (1883)
"... to open the window, close the door, call the sexton, or the like, he would secure the right idea of the proper poising or projecting of the voice. ..."

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