poise (v.) Old form(s): poiz'd, poize , poizing , poys'd , poyse , poyz'd
balance, weigh, make even
2H6 II.i.199[King to all, of the conspirators] we ... poise the cause in Justice' equal scales
AW II.iii.153[King to Bertram, of Helena] poising us in her defective scale [i.e. adding my weight to make good her deficiency]
Oth I.iii.324[Iago to Roderigo] If the beam of our lives had not one scale of reason to poise another of sensuality
RJ I.ii.94[Benvolio to Romeo, of Rosaline] Herself poised with herself in either eye
TC I.iii.339[Nestor to Ulysses, of Hector's challenge] Our imputation shall be oddly poised / In this willed action
TC IV.i.66[Diomedes to Paris] Both merits poised, each weighs nor less nor more
TNK I.i.86[Second Queen to Hippolyta] That equally canst poise sternness with pity
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