Shushannah Walshe talks to her friends about her remarkable dignity and poise.
His new book is Nerve: poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool.
Their code word for hotness was “poise,” and a handful of women demonstrated a lot of it.
Hart was impressed with his poise, and said, “it sounds maybe a little glib, but I was struck by how presidential he was.”
He did catch the last five minutes of the game, and he was impressed by the poise of Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Try it over again, and each time prolong the period of holding her head in poise.
But according to Letty he was something superhuman in poise and charm.
The suspense and poise of the mind, which is the pride and privilege of the unprofessional scholar, was forbidden him.
Pee-wee demanded to know, as soon as he had regained his poise and dignity.
Now she did not precisely withdraw, but she lifted her face, and there was a touch of shy defiance in the poise of her head.
early 15c., "weight, quality of being heavy," later "significance, importance" (mid-15c.), from Old French pois "weight, balance, consideration" (12c., Modern French poids), from Medieval Latin pesum "weight," from Latin pensum "something weighted or weighed," (source of Provençal and Catalan pes, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian peso), noun use of neuter past participle of pendere "to weigh" (see pendant).
The sense of "steadiness, composure" first recorded 1640s, from notion of being equally weighted on either side (1550s). Meaning "balance" is from 1711; meaning "way in which the body is carried" is from 1770.
late 14c., "to have a certain weight," from stressed form of Old French peser "to weigh, be heavy; weigh down, be a burden; worry, be a concern," from Vulgar Latin *pesare, from Latin pensare "to weigh carefully, weigh out, counter-balance," frequentative of pendere (past participle pensus) "to weigh" (see pendant). For form evolution from Latin to French, see OED. Meaning "to place in equilibrium" is from 1630s (cf. equipoise). Passive sense of "to be ready" (to do something) is from 1932. Related: Poised; poising. In 15c. a poiser was an official who weighed goods.
poise (poiz, pwäz)
A centimeter-gram-second unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter.