A quality which the Fremen (of Dune) were excellent at: the self-imposed delay between desire for something, and reaching out to grasp it.

A synonym, I suppose, for the phrase "look before you leap"

Spannungsbogen is actually German. It means arc (Bogen) of tension(Spannung).

It has a deep meaning in Dune. It is this ability that prevents the Fremen from bashing in Liet-Kynes' head when he tells them that their dream will come true at the earliest in 500 years.

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