Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Poise"

The meaning of "Poise" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does poise mean?
A: Poise has a couple of related meanings that overlap each other.

"She had such poise under the pressure of the interview." She was calm, graceful, and answered well. She conducted or "handled herself" well.

It is also standing - or sitting - with grace and confidence, such as some politicians or models. This is not about what they are saying, but about how they appear.

It has another meaning of "about to happen" or "ready to." "The goalie was poised to block the football when a teammate blocked the shot." "The dancers are poised to leap onto the stage from behind the curtains."

Let me know if this is clear.

My condolences on the mining explosion in your country. God bless you all, and especially the miners and their families.
Q: What does gather poise mean?
A: poise is like elegant dignity. If you need to stay calm in a situation, you take a moment to get yourself ready, we may say you gather poise. It is not a common expression.
Q: What does poised to grow mean?
A: If a company is poised to grow, it is in a situation where it is likely to grow (financially)
Q: What does poise mean?
A: a)be or cause to be balanced or suspended.
"he poised motionless on his toes"
b)graceful and elegant bearing in a person.
"poise and good deportment can be cultivated"
c)composure and dignity of manner.
"at least he had a moment to think, to recover his poise"

Q: What does poised mean?
A: It can also mean "to be ready to do" something, or "is capable" to do something. "He is poised for success" means he is in a position to be successful.

Example sentences using "Poise"

Q: Please show me example sentences with poise.
A: There is something in common with "stability," but the two words are certainly not the same. "poise" is defined as "calm confidence in a person's way of behaving, or a quality of grace and balance in the way a person holds or moves their body." If you are looking for thesaurus, then here you are:

1 balance, equilibrium, equipoise, equiponderance, parity, par:
The chariots of the gods in even poise, obeying the rein, glide rapidly
2 composure, control, self-possession, aplomb, assurance, dignity, equanimity, sang-froid, cool-headedness, imperturbability, presence of mind, coolness, staidness, reserve, sedateness, calmness, serenity, tranquillity, Colloq cool:
Jane's poise is remarkable, despite the heckling by the audience.
3 balance, be balanced, hover, hang, float; make or be or get ready, prepare:
The boulder was poised on the edge of the cliff.
Q: Please show me example sentences with poised to.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with poise.
A: He carries himself with poise
Q: Please show me example sentences with poise.
A: She danced with much grace and poise.

Synonyms of "Poise" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between poise and balance ?
A: The word “poise” is used to describe someone’s posture or aura. It’s used to describe how one presents themselves to an audience. Balance (when talking about posture) is how to keep your body steady, so that you don’t fall down.
Q: What is the difference between poised and composed ?
A: They are the same just one is longer. The English language is bad with words like these. Poised means standing tall and composed means being together emotionally but trust me, don’t listen to the definition. “That man was so composed when he met the president.” “That woman so poised she almost has no emotions.”
Q: What is the difference between poised and paused ?
A: Poised is used to describe someone’s posture and gait. Paused is used for description as well but indicating tone of voice and of course the opposite of play.
Q: What is the difference between about to and poised to ?
A: @ken1123: These both mean: ready to do something soon. "About to" is what people use in conversation normally. "Poised to" is more formal or it might be used in literature.

Translations of "Poise"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? poise
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Other questions about "Poise"

Q: what does it mean to have or be poise?
A: To have balance/ to be balanced
Q: Please show me how to pronounce thorough; poise; cocky; lessee; lease.
A: Here you go. I wasn’t sure about lessee myself.

This is with the Australian accent.
Q: Which is more common?
poise or composure
A: composure is definitely more common, poise sounds more unnatural and sounds very 'fancy' so people are more likely to look at you funny if you say poise. Poise is a word you are more likely to see in a book or newspaper, or something that is written as opposed to real life conversation.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce poised and reveal.
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