poised

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poised (comparative more poised, superlative most poised)

  1. Possessing poise, having self-confidence.
  2. Ready, prepared.
    He stood there, poised to act, and then suddenly he drew his gun in a smooth arc.
    • 2011 September 29, Tom Rostance, “Stoke 2 - 1 Besiktas”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      A free-kick from Matthew Etherington caused more confusion on the stroke of half-time but Mehmet Aurelio was able to hook the ball clear with Cameron Jerome poised to strike.
  3. Balanced, in position, equilibrium
    • 1934 January, Hanson W. Baldwin, “R. M. S Titanic”, in Harper's Magazine[2], page 176:
      The Titanic stands on end, poised briefly for the plunge.

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poised

  1. simple past tense and past participle of poise

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