Monday, October 26, 2009

Word of the Week #74

equipoise - [EE-kwuh-poiz; EK-wuh-] - noun

Definition:
1. A state of being equally balanced; equilibrium; -- as of moral, political, or social interests or forces.
2. Counterbalance.

Usage:
Our little lives are kept in equipoise
By opposite attractions and desires.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Haunted Houses"

3 comments:

ElanaJ said...

I need some of this. Stat.

ali said...

Me too. Stat.

(I just wanted to say stat because it makes me feel like an important person.)

L.T. Elliot said...

I'd say stat but I think we're covered. But I wouldn't mind some of that equipoise as long as it's being shared. =]