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contract
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Dune
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  • We must not, however, ignore the possibility the Duke has contracted with the Guild to remove him to a place of safety outside the System.
  • It had taken bravery to challenge him in his own ducal castle, especially since they now had Bewt’s signature over a contract of allegiance.

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  • How soon he must read that form within his mind, that contract of brutal caution, to enter the necessary fact on the necessary line: "Please list your next of kin."
  • Thufir Hawat, his father’s Master of Assassins, had explained it: their mortal enemies, the Harkonnens, had been on Arrakis eighty years, holding the planet in quasi-fief under a CHOAM Company contract to mine the geriatric spice, melange.
  • Out here, woman, we carry no paper for contracts.
  • And the room expanded and contracted.
  • I merely say I will protect our contract with the Guild.
  • When a man says a thing, that’s the contract.
  • Without knowing why, her whole being trembled at what she had seen — a region where a wind blew and sparks glared, where rings of light expanded and contracted, where rows of tumescent white shapes flowed over and under and around the lights, driven by darkness and a wind out of nowhere.
  • You’re the one’s lived with papers and empty contracts and such as—"

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To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
as in: contract the disease Define
to get -- especially in reference to a disease
as in: the metal contracted Define
when something gets shorter or smaller
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