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  • Paul studied the yellow cloud belching from the crawler’s pipe vents, looked out over the desert at the approaching worm track.
  • The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam sat in a tapestried chair watching mother and son approach.

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  • She closed her eyes, focused her awareness onto the approaching footsteps.
  • =========================== How do we approach the study of Muad’Dib’s father? A man of surpassing warmth and surprising coldness was the Duke Leto Atreides.
  • As he had approached the solitary figure standing near the ornithopter, Leto had studied him: tall, thin, dressed for the desert in loose robe, stillsuit, and low boots.
  • Feet approached: someone standing over her.
  • Our task is to find out why before we approach him again.
  • And Kynes thought as he watched the group approach: They’ll learn soon enough who’s master on Arrakis.
  • The Baron stared at the approaching man, recalling the name: Nefud.
  • She heard approaching footsteps, turned to see Paul come out of the cave’s depths trailed by the elfin-faced Chani.

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  • The Sardaukar approached the waiting group of Fremen in an enclosing half-circle.
  • He saw his handlers approaching with a saw-knife to do the honors, waved them back, repeated the gesture as they hesitated.
  • A way was opened through the crowd to her right, and she saw Paul approaching flanked by two small boys.
  • The vision appeared to have shifted and approached him from a different angle while he remained motionless.
  • It approached his hand, a cautious step at a time while its companions waited in mock indifference.
  • "The Houses Minor wait for you to lead them," the Count said, nodding toward the people they approached.
  • The hissing approach spread across the night behind them.
  • And the hissing approach of the worm was storm sound that grew around them.
  • And I saw the sparrows swiftly approach, Bolder than the onrushing wolf.
  • But it would’ve been wiser still for us to approach this place in separate bands.
  • "The friends of Jamis will approach," Stilgar said.
  • The Baron noted how all conversation among the Houses Minor there stopped at her approach, how the eyes followed her.
  • People in the openings fell silent at their approach, followed Paul with untamed stares.
  • -from "The Wisdom of Muad’Dib" by the Princess Irulan They approached Cave of the Ridges at dawnbreak, moving through a split in the basin wall so narrow they had to turn sideways to negotiate it.
  • "Stilgar approaches," Chani said.
  • Jessica ignored Chani’s approach, focusing all her attention on the woman in the litter—a crone, a wrinkled and shriveled ancient thing in a black gown with hood thrown back to reveal the tight knot of gray hair and the stringy neck.
  • "You must gauge the approaching maker carefully," Stilgar had explained.
  • Now the thumper’s deep drumming blended with the hiss of the approaching worm.
  • The Emperor’s entourage could be heard approaching now, his Sardaukar humming one of their marching tunes to keep up their spirits.
  • Shishakli presented two thin, whiplike shafts as Paul approached.
  • To understand how this came about, you must first understand the enormous single-mindedness, the innocence with which he approached any problem.
  • And as their seventh anniversary approached, they prepared the human universe for a momentous announcement.
  • Remember, a worm seldom makes an unseen approach to a thumper.
  • It appeared to be more than half a league long, and the rise of the sandwave at its cresting head was like the approach of a mountain.
  • -from "Muad’Dib: The Religious Issues" by the Princess Irulan Paul waited on the sand outside the gigantic maker’s line of approach.
  • It struck him that none of them appeared worried by the approach of the worm.
  • It recorded minuscule shadings of difference around him—a slight change in moisture, a fractional fall in temperature, the progress of an insect across their stilltent roof, the solemn approach of dawn in the starlighted patch of sky he could see out the tent’s transparent end.
  • At the apex of their sway over the affairs of the Universe, their swordsmanship was said to match that of the Ginaz tenth level and their cunning abilities at in-fighting were reputed to approach those of a Bene Gesserit adept.
  • As Leto approached Jessica’s group, the water-shipper was asking: "Is it true the Duke will put in weather control?
  • One of the men began singing softly as Halleck approached, catching the counter-beat with the ease of long familiarity: "My woman stands at her window, Curved lines ’gainst square glass.
  • The clapper began revolving and the summons drummed through the sand, a measured "lump . lump . lump . " He straightened, scanning the horizon, remembering Stilgar’s words: "Judge the line of approach carefully.

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as in: approached the city Define
to come near or nearer
as in: use the best approach Define
a way of doing something; or a rout that leads to a particular place
as in: approached her with the proposal Define
to speak with someone about something for the first time -- such as a proposal -- often something discussed in a delicate, tentative way
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