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poise oneself for something

to get ready for something. She poised herself for her dive. Fred poised himself for a fall, but everything worked out all right.
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poise over someone or something

to hover or hang over someone or something. She spent the entire afternoon poised over her desk, pouting. The dog poised over the downed duck, waiting for the hunter.
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11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation today announced the launch of Poise Panty, the latest innovation from the company's market-leading Poise brand.
Real Women & Impressa videos -- a series featuring the personal stories of real women with bladder leakage and their life-changing experiences with Poise Impressa;
Smart Flo Poise is the perfect mix of the two with its premium looks and a slim body.
These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release and the Company and Poise Profit assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
On the face of it, that is not strong enough to win the Oaks, but Poise battled well that day against a much more experienced rival, over a trip much shorter than her optimum.
I respond to the photo by flinching, but also by laughing--not at the woman, who doesn't exist, but with delight at Sherman's virtuoso effort to simulate an extreme of failed poise.
There exists a number of poise inducing elements and we shall discuss three of them.
Safe, comfortable and effective, Poise Impressa Bladder Supports give women an option that helps them stop worrying about leaks so they can experience a renewed sense of freedom and the confidence to enjoy an active, fulfilling life.
Designed to move with a woman's body, new Poise ThinShape pads offer comfort and protection with the help of Super Absorbent Material (SAM), a dry touch layer, leak block sides, an Absorb-loc core that quickly locks away wetness and odor and a Thin-Flex design for extraordinary protection that's three times drier than period pads.
com)-- Lynette Flowers, a former international fashion model, has announced that her modeling agency Poise International will be expanding into the US market.
It won the award for having "the right shape, the right noise, the right pace, the right poise and the right price".
Unlike so many key games in recent weeks, the Spurs held together when they had to and found the poise they had been missing to win Thursday and wrap up the Western Conference semifinal series.
The complex has the lean, muscular poise of a gymnast, distilled with invigorating clarity into tautly functional architecture.
When it comes to managing these leaks, women deserve the best options, so to help them make the right choice, Poise brand (www.
In response Kimberly-Clark's Poise brand continues to rollout products for the light incontinence category, helping women manage little leaks with confidence.