Examples of poised in a Sentence
The actors were poised on the stage, ready for the curtain to come up.
She held the pencil poised over the paper.
The company is poised for success.
She seemed poised to take on the leadership of the country.
He is now poised to become the next big star in country music.
a city poised between the mountains and the sea
a group of people poised between hope and fear
Recent Examples of poised from the Web
The Democratic convention is a week away, and James seems poised to secure enough votes there that anyone else who wants to run would have to gather signatures to get on the ballot.
The Bobcats have turned that disappointment into determination, reeling off 16 victories in 18 matches and appearing poised to give themselves another opportunity at a Florida title.
Large tax cuts and spending increases enacted by Congress and the Trump administration are poised to push fiscal deficits above $1 trillion in coming years.
To show how poised and talented Ewing's players are, at regionals on the final day, the Lady Spartans carded two nines and an eight to count for the team score.
Braking is appropriately firm, while poised and controllable under heavy braking.
Photo: Marwan Naamani/DPA/ZUMA Press While Hezbollah’s gains were short of the two-third majority that would allow for a change in the constitution, the group looked poised to continue exerting its outsize role in Lebanese politics.
Messi looked poised to get another goal but Bale made it 2-2 by using one touch to curl Asensio's pass around Ter Stegen.
Modern Italian restaurant in Mesa Osteria Last year, Fabio on Fire brought first-rate casual Italian fare to the far reaches of the West Valley, but one March opening looks poised to achieve a similar feat in reverse.
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POISED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poised for English Language Learners
: not moving but ready to move
: ready or prepared for something
: in a state, place, or situation that is between two different or opposite things
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