Definition of equipoise:
equaliser, stasis, balance wheel, counterpoise, counterbalance, remainder, residuum, labyrinthine sense, symmetry, proportion, vestibular sense, counterweight, residual, equalizer, chemical equilibrium, rest, residue, sense of equilibrium, symmetricalness, balance, sense of balance, offset, equilibrium, correspondence, proportionality, order.
There were no miracles in those brave days, and the strain of life with its terrible realities braced all men and women to meet sudden explosions of surprise, whether of good or bad effect, with admirable equipoise; but Beverley's trial, it must be admitted, was extraordinary; still he braced himself quickly and his whole expression changed when Clark moved to go to Alice.- "Alice of Old Vincennes", Maurice Thompson.
- "A First Family of Tasajara", Bret Harte.
And then as she sat after dinner, eating five or six grapes, she felt that she was unable to recall her spirits and look and speak as she was wont to do: a thing had happened which had knocked the ground from under her- had thrown her from her equipoise, and now she lacked the strength to recover herself and hide her dismay.- "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.