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What does "poise" mean? Can it be replaced by "manner"?

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Rebecca

Yes! You could replace "poise" with "manner" here. "Poise" means an elegant or controlled manner. Ex: Her poise when ballroom dancing was perfect. Ex: Tiana's manner of speaking was very poised.

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