I’d thought of binding you by a threat held over your son, but I begin to see that would not have worked, I let emotion cloud reason.
He freed the knot and the binding dropped.
I’m the bound concubine of the Duke Leto.
Here’s another poor victim bound to the Atreides by a cherem of hate.
"Don’t you think, Wellington," she asked, "that a secretary bound to one by love is so much safer?"
They lifted her like a sack of grain, maneuvered her through the door and dumped her onto a suspensor-buoyed litter with another bound figure.
He was bound, but not gagged.
His own captivity was plain enough—to bed with a capsule prescribed by Yueh, awaking to find himself bound to this litter.
Slowly, she twisted her bound feet clear of Paul’s.
She brought her bound legs up onto the seat, curled into a sinuous ball, staring at Scarface.
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We’re the ones who tamed Arrakis ….except for the few mongrel Fremen hiding in the skirts of the desert …. and some tame smugglers bound to the planet almost as tightly as the native labor pool.
The visible note contained the code phrase every Bene Gesserit not bound by a School Injunction was required to give another Bene Gesserit when conditions demanded it: "On that path lies danger."
It binds more energy into the system through the tremendous chemical interplay from organism to organism.
The water flowed off those walls without binding tension.
His arms were bound in chains, the eagle face streaked with dirt.
Some of our people are bound to escape.
He could still taste the morsel she had fed him—bird flesh and grain bound with spice honey and encased in a leaf.
Then I’ll pose another question for you: What does it mean to you that you stand before another human, that you are bound and helpless and the other human holds a knife at your throat—yet this other human refrains from killing you, frees you from your bonds and gives you the knife to use as you will?
What pledge do we give to bind it?
Until he did, his world was bounded by the abilities of others.
"That which binds us cannot be loosed," he said.
Draperies were flung aside and Gurney Halleck bounded into the room.
She could still taste their morning meal—the morsel of bird flesh and grain bound within a leaf with spice honey—and it came to her that the use of time was turned around here: night was the day of activity and day was the time of rest.
In that instant, the sun seemed to bound above the horizon.
(See House above.) HOUSES MINOR: planet-bound entrepreneur class (Galach: "Richece").
Initiates are marked by a diamond tattoo on the forehead and are permitted to wear their hair long and bound by a silver Suk ring.
PYONS: planet-bound peasants or laborers, one of the base classes under the Faufreluches.
Think on it, Chani: that princess will have the name, yet she’ll live as less than a concubine — never to know a moment of tenderness from the man to whom she’s bound.
She said: "The seeress who brought you the legend, she gave it under the binding of karama and ijaz, the miracle and the inimitability of the prophecy—this I know.