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
Core components in its business, including its iPhone division, seem poised for continued growth and there’s a strong possibility that its two weak spots—the iPad and its China unit—are back on the upswing.
Thanks to the play of Cardenas and Giller, the Hornets (9-2) seem poised to do just that.
Pity, then, Marlins fans, who have stuck by this team through firesale after firesale only to be rewarded with yet another, and this time by an ownership group that looks poised to do less for the franchise than even Loria.
His administration seems poised to do a 180 in a case challenging Texas’ strict voter identification law, abandoning the Obama administration’s position that the law was discriminatory.
Performances at high profile venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and interest from documentary makers like Berkeley, seem poised to throw the jazz ambassadors back into the limelight.
Both are poised for term extensions that would nearly double their original price tags.
When Michaela Onyenwere grabbed an offensive rebound and put home the layup with 7:58 remaining, UCLA was within 63-59 and looked poised to finally take over the lead.
The forward has already found the back of the net on four occasions in Premier League action this month, and looks poised to go for a third consecutive Golden Boot.
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