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  • Kynes took a deep breath to still his resentment against Halleck, who had briefed him on how to behave with the Duke and ducal heir.
  • Brief scuffing sounds echoed around the room as the men took seats.

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  • Leto’s assessment of Kynes—based partly on Hawat’s brief verbal report (guarded and full of suspicions)—suddenly crystallized: the man was Fremen.
  • Not for a briefing.
  • In the brief silence, Paul thought: He’s pushing this Kynes too hard.
  • Slowly measured bites of orange glare, showers of rock and dust in the brief illumination—and the Duke’s men were being sealed off to die by starvation, caught like animals in their burrows.
  • A spill of sand spread its brief curtain across the open end of the fissure.
  • There came a brief flurry of breeze across her face.

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as in: briefed her Define
to give a summary of important information to someone
as in: legal brief Define
a summary of important facts -- especially an opinion of a legal case
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