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preemptive
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Dune
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  • Her command had been regal, preemptory—uttered in a tone and manner he had found completely irresistible.

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  • a preemptive strike against the enemy’s air force and missile installation
  • She preempted his expected betrayal by immediately telling everyone what happened in her own words.

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