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Bene

Bene \Bene\, Ben \Ben\, n. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A hoglike mammal of New Guinea ( Porcula papuensis).

Bene

Bene \Ben"e\, n. (Bot.) See Benne.

Bene

Bene \Be"ne\, n. [AS. b[=e]n.] A prayer; boon. [Archaic]

What is good for a bootless bene ?
--Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] ||

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bene

Etymology 1 alt. (context now chiefly dialectal English) A prayer, especially to God; a petition; a boon. n. (context now chiefly dialectal English) A prayer, especially to God; a petition; a boon. Etymology 2

n. (alternative form of benne nodot=yes English) (sesame)

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Bene

Bene may refer to:

  • Bene AG, a European office furniture product and services company
  • Bene Israel ("Sons of Israel") are a historic community of Jews in India
  • a prefix
  • a prefix denoting a society in the fictional world of Dune, among them:
    • Bene Gesserit
    • Bene Tleilax
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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Usage examples of "bene".

But here was a mission that required personal attention from a Bene Gesserit-with-the-Sight.

He recalled the response from the Litany against Fear as his mother had taught him out of the Bene Gesserit rite.

The original Bene Gesserit school was directed by those who saw the need of a thread of continuity in human affairs.

A skinny girl with hair the color of bronze, her body tortured by the winds of puberty, had entered the study of the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam, Proctor Superior of the Bene Gesserit school on Wallach IX.

Proctor of the Bene Gesserit, I seek the Kwisatz Haderach, the male who truly can become one of us.

Lady Jessica and Arrakis, the Bene Gesserit system of sowing implant-legends through the Missionaria Protectiva came to its full fruition.

She waited in the seeming relaxation that made the Bene Gesserit-trained so terrifying in combat.

Jessica felt the cold sheath of the crysknife Beneath her bodice, thought of the long chain of Bene Gesserit scheming that had forged another link here.

I wonder how much my Bene Gesserit business training figured in his choice of me.

But the hidden message of the note demanded immediate attention, couched as it was in a way to inform her the writer was another Bene Gesserit.

Their attention was focused, too, on the mother, because they had heard she was a Bene Gesserit and it was obvious to them that she was like the other Lisan al-Gaib.

It took the most profound of her Bene Gesserit training to quiet her pulse and smooth her breathing.

And she prepared herself in the Bene Gesserit fashion for the wait, accumulating patience, saving her strength.

I tempt them, surely, but they must know the Bene Gesserit make difficult targets.

The mind-calming Bene Gesserit regimen his mother had taught him kept him poised, ready to expand any opportunity.