And not to be forgotten is the questionable state of middle-class household finances, thrown off balance
in some cases by evaporated stock portfolios or in other cases by an accumulation of credit card and installment plan debt.
Despite his training as a deeply centered Jedi knight, Obi-Wan is, like so many modern American fathers, easily exasperated and thrown off balance
by the volatile adolescent emotionalism of his young apprentice.
Tide pools are mini-ecosystems that can easily be thrown off balance
Gary Speed's through-ball found Acuna and the Chilean netted despite being thrown off balance
by Olivier Dacourt's challenge.
the Cairo Agreement, that defined the scope of relationships, were thrown off balance
by the socio-political polarization taking place; for example, the allied Palestinian-Lebanese National Movement forces fought intermittently and ferociously with the right wing militias of the Lebanese Front.
Much repetition of both the harmonic and rhythmic elements is constantly thrown off balance
by irregular phrasing and changes of scoring patterns, giving a strong forward thrust to the music.
Players should be tagged on the back, below shoulder level, so that they are not thrown off balance
or tagged in the head or face (Graham et al.
However, the reader is thrown off balance
when he discovers he is a pawn who finds himself alone in a constantly shifting reality, which culminates in a dramatic finale in "Le storie.
Even if thrown off balance
by the sudden arrival of a load of sand, a sandpile readily recovers its angle of repose, always returning to its critical state.
Had the main (granite) blocks ever shifted it would have been thrown off balance
and there was nothing securing that bowl to the base.
ENGLAND'S fast bowlers may have been thrown off balance
by the absence of their injured lynchpin - but that is an excuse which will not wash with their coach David Saker.