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broach -- as in: broached the subject
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Dune
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  • You know you can broach any subject with me.
  • "Broach one for those that need it," Stilgar said.
  • Where the dunes began, perhaps fifty meters away at the foot of a rock beach, a silver-gray curve broached from the desert, sending rivers of sand and dust cascading all around.
  • They maintained their wrinkled stiffness as he said: "My Lord, I don’t quite know how to broach this.

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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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