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broach -- as in: broached the subject
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "I did at last—not at first," he answered, somewhat surprised at the abruptness with which this new subject was broached.

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  • I am looking for a way to tactfully broach the topic of her bad breath.
  • After some further discussion, my mother promised once more to assist me, provided I would wait and be patient; and I left her to broach the matter to my father, when and how she deemed it most advisable: never doubting her ability to obtain his consent.
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey

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