He straightened, assuming an odd attitude of dignity — as though it were another mask, but this time clothing his entire body.
It’s assumed that ultimate conditioning cannot be removed without killing the subject.
How soon this child must assume his manhood, Halleck thought.
Son, this is the Judge of the Change, the arbiter of dispute, the man set here to see that the forms are obeyed in our assumption of power over this fief.
One might almost assume he aspired to Great House status.
As his eyes assumed the blue of the Ibad, he learned the Chakobsa way.
Then he looked squarely at Paul, seeing the boy who had taken on the mantle of manhood, masking grief, suppressing all except the position that now must be assumed—the dukedom.
And Paul thought how his own eyes already were assuming this mask of color from the spice.
They say they will force him to call out Stilgar and assume command of the tribes.
TRAINING: when applied to Bene Gesserit, this otherwise common term assumes special meaning, referring to that conditioning of nerve and muscle (see Bindu and Prana) which is carried to the last possible notch permitted by natural function.