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
Several additional states look poised to consider legalization, decriminalization, or medicalization in 2018.
The Bulls still won, but their strength of schedule hasn’t exactly been impressive, and they too seem poised for a dose of regression.
We’re greeted by poised cheerleaders ready to pin on our corsages.
Irma on Friday appeared poised to wage an all-out assault on the nation’s fourth-largest state, one immensely fertile in natural vistas and spectacular properties.
Syrian government loyalists advancing from the west had reached the outskirts of al-Omar only days before and had seemed poised to take the oil field until the SDF launched its offensive.
After a season plagued by injuries, the Portland Timbers briefly looked poised to enter the MLS Cup Playoffs at nearly full health.
Mount Carmel looked poised to force a fifth set as the Cubs raced to a 10-4 lead in the fourth set, but the Jaguars went on an 11-3 run to take the lead.
Even when he’s being hit, however, Brady will likely remain poised.
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