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poise
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Dune
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  • But the young body carried a sense of command, a poised assurance,
  • She lifted her right hand away from the box and poised the hand close to the side of Paul’s neck.
  • There was a poise to them totally unlike the Harkonnens.
  • Without turning his head, he tried to move his eyes to see that terrible needle poised beside his neck.
  • There was a casual air of brutality about him, a sense of toughness and poise that sent a shiver through Yueh.
  • Halleck activated his own shield, crouched with kindjal outthrust in left hand, the rapier poised high in his right.
  • He stepped forward, opening his robe, saw Halleck come up on the balls of his feet, poised and alert, but remaining where he was.
  • The Duke grabbed the microphone, hesitated with thumb poised over its switch.
  • People all around the table sat poised for flight, hands out of sight under the table.
  • She saw that Idaho was poised for instant action.
  • Leto turned him over with a foot, knife poised, bent close in the dim light to see the face.
  • The mind-calming Bene Gesserit regimen his mother had taught him kept him poised, ready to expand any opportunity.
  • Hand on belt switch, kindjal poised, the Duke skirted the body, slipped down the passage and peered around the corner toward the shield generator room.
  • Jessica waited, poised.
  • He looked, from behind, like a fleshless stick figure in overlarge black clothing, a caricature poised for stringy movement at the direction of a puppet master.
  • Lady Fenring, noting the young man’s poise and the sure flow of muscles beneath the tunic thought: Here’s one who won’t let himself go to fat.
  • An answer lay poised at the edge of his awareness, but refused to come.
  • It hopped backward among its companions and all stood poised for flight.
  • He felt muscles untie themselves, become poised and ready.
  • =========================== And that day dawned when Arrakis lay at the hub of the universe with the wheel poised to spin.
  • The Emperor stood poised, waiting — a slim, elegant figure in a gray Sardaukar uniform with silver and gold trim.
  • Yet, the feeling was like hunger, and he poised himself several times in his suspensors on the point of ordering food brought to him.
  • They lay massed like a thunderhead on his horizon, held back by no more than the Fremen and their Muad’Dib, the sleeping giant Fremen poised for their wild crusade across the universe.
  • He held himself poised in the awareness, seeing time stretch out in its weird dimension, delicately balanced yet whirling, narrow yet spread like a net gathering countless worlds and forces, a tightwire that he must walk, yet a teeter-totter on which he balanced.
  • Trada cik buscakri miseces perakri —" Mapes took a backward step, appeared poised to flee.
  • I shall not fear . " Cause and effect: he was alive despite malignant forces, and he felt himself poised on a brink of self-awareness that could not have been without the litany’s magic.

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  • She has great charm and great poise.
  • The once self-conscious girl is now a woman with considerable poise.

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