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  1. poisedadjective

    marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

    "a gull in poised flight"; "George's poised hammer"

    collected, self-possessed, equanimous, self-contained, self-collected

    unbalanced, discomposed, imbalanced

  2. collected, equanimous, poised, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessedadjective

    in full control of your faculties

    "the witness remained collected throughout the cross-examination"; "perfectly poised and sure of himself"; "more self-contained and more dependable than many of the early frontiersmen"; "strong and self-possessed in the face of trouble"

    gathered, self-possessed, equanimous, collected, self-contained, self-collected

    imbalanced, discomposed, unbalanced

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  1. Hank Taylor:

    We've got additional consular officers at these additional gates with additional troops helping the consular officers, so I think we're poised to see an increase, but I want to be careful before I make predictions, what we're trying to do, what we want to drive, is an increase. That's very much on everybody's mind.

  2. Edward Moya:

    Crude pared earlier vaccine roll-out gains after Los Angeles county had another record high in coronavirus cases and South Korea raised their alert level, cOVID restrictive measures and lockdowns across the globe seem poised to keep crude prices heavy in the short term.

  3. Ben Cardin:

    A nearly united Congress is poised to send President Putin a clear message on behalf of the American people and our allies, and we need President Trump to help us deliver that message.

  4. Nevyn Nah:

    We are poised for some tightening of supplies in the East and that's why we're seeing some recent strength across the near-term time spreads, it also appears Western supplies are tightening, as is reflected in the fuel oil barge swaps, and the run cuts in Europe further denting supply will serve to limit the availability of replacement barrels.

  5. Edzard Overbeek as chief executive:

    I am very excited to have been chosen to lead this outstanding company at a very special point in time, the HERE location cloud is poised to be at the heart of new kinds of services that will genuinely change people's lives - everything from autonomous cars and smart cities to digitising enterprises.

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