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tense

(tens),
Tight, rigid, or strained; characterized by anxiety and psychological strain.
[L. tensus, pp. of tendo, to stretch]

tense

(tĕns)
1. Tight, rigid.
2. Anxious, under mental stress.
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Zhang Jun said that the situation in IoK is "already very tense and very dangerous." The ambassador added that members of the Security Council have expressed serious concern over tense situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith called for calm today after a tense situation arose in Katuwapitiya.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 2 (ANI): BJP MP Rupa Ganguly and other party MPs from West Bengal on Friday held a protest outside the Parliament over the 'tense' situation in the state.
First is the rule of the perfect tense situated in the structure of the passive tense.
Vice President Leni Robredo recalled on Sunday her visit to the 22 Filipino fishermen whose boat was hit by a Chinese trawler at the Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, saying the fishermen were tense, nervous, and seemingly did not want to speak at first.
Despite the fact that there were no many events in the group of leaders, the competitions were held in a very tense atmosphere, said the winner of the Formula 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2019 the pilot of the Mercedes team, Valtteri Bottas during the press conference,Trendreports.
"Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel" by Lee Child; Delacorte Press; 400 pages
He contended that 'future tense' was used in the supplementary budget document contrary to the fact that supplementary budget was meant to explain details of expenditures already spent under various heads.
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Farag also revealed that he does get tense when he watches his wife play.
Even in England and other countries the whole planet over in which English has developed into the mother tongue and - as in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda - even as the language of commerce, education, government, industry and supplication to the denizen of heaven, the word paid is known to almost every English speaker only as the past tense form of the verb to pay, which means to part with some hard value in order to acquire an equivalent value, whether hard or 'soft'.
The novel is told effectively in two tenses. Use of the present tense describes and details of life in the shed for JC and Boy.