01. It can be hard to [balance] the different needs of raising a family and pursuing a career.
02. We need to [balance] our budget.
03. The child was [balancing] on the ledge, completely unaware of the danger he was in.
04. She has a good sense of [balance]. She could probably walk on a tightrope wire.
05. He has written a well-[balanced] analysis of the conflict between the Israelis and the Arabs.
06. Any changes we make to our environment endanger the natural [balance] of that ecosystem.
07. We had to pay $100 at the time of purchase and then the [balance] within 3 months.
08. Maurice Barres once remarked that the politician is an acrobat; he keeps his [balance] by doing the opposite of what he says.
09. Carl Jung once observed that even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not [balanced] by sadness.
10. Camels will refuse to carry loads that are not properly [balanced].
11. Tahiti suffers from a severe [imbalance] in trade, with imports amounting to nearly ten times its exports.
12. In Chinese cooking, it is important to maintain the proper [balance] between yin and yang foods.
13. Even before they begin to walk, Mongolian children learn to [balance] on the back of a sheep in preparation for learning to ride a horse.
14. Depression is an illness related to chemical [imbalances] in the brain.
15. Albert Einstein once remarked that life is like a bicycle; to keep your [balance], you must keep moving.
16. Bahrain's small size and central location among countries of the Persian Gulf require it to play a delicate [balancing] act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors.
17. Be careful; that pile of dishes is somewhat [unbalanced], so it may fall over.
18. He became a little [unbalanced] as a result of the terrible experiences he had in the war.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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