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.