an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
to equal or offset in weight; balance.
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How to use equipoise in a sentence
At some point, you pass equipoise and then we think that it’s unethical to not provide that drug to the patient.How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research (Ep. 449) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 28, 2021 | Freakonomics
Altogether the impression is of a being of mental and moral equipoise, full of energy and noble dignity.Greek Sculpture | Estelle M. Hurll
Our Constitution stands on a nice equipoise, with steep precipices and deep waters upon all sides of it.Thoughts on the Present Discontents | Edmund Burke
The words were not without emotion, and retained their level tone as if by a careful equipoise between imminent extremes.Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
On the equipoise of that lady's temper depends to a not inconsiderable extent the comfort of the house.How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
He returned home about midsummer very much improved, but not yet completely restored to a natural mental equipoise.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln | John G. Nicolay
British Dictionary definitions for equipoise
even balance of weight or other forces; equilibrium
a counterbalance; counterpoise
(tr) to offset or balance in weight or force; balance
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