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niche
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Dune
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  • "The more life there is within a system, the more niches there are for life," his father said.
  • The Baron shifted his gross body in the suspensors, focused his attention on an ebaline statue of a leaping boy in a niche across the room.
  • The dark niches of his eyes remained steady on Paul with their untamed stare.
  • A system! A system maintains a certain fluid stability that can be destroyed by a misstep in just one niche.
  • They turned then to the necessary animal life — burrowing creatures to open the soil and aerate it: kit fox, kangaroo mouse, desert hare, sand terrapin . and the predators to keep them in check: desert hawk, dwarf owl, eagle and desert owl; and insects to fill the niches these couldn’t reach: scorpion, centipede, trapdoor spider, the biting wasp and the wormfly . and the desert bat to keep watch on these.

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  • She found her niche in the academic world.
  • The statue is in a niche in the living room.

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