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tense

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

(tĕns)
1. Tight, rigid.
2. Anxious, under mental stress.
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Note that world-points which are not bridged by a traversable wormhole cannot somehow change to become bridged; the configuration of world-points is fixed in the tenseless picture.
Going through the Farsi translations of the novel, one can find that although Taheri has made an attempt to keep the participles in Farsi, in many cases the present participles have been changed into tensed sentences, neutralizing the function these tenseless devices serve in bridging the past to the present.
As discussed in the end of 2.2, these participles are tenseless; hence, the topic time is always simultaneous with the utterance time (see Klein
"A Defense of the New Tenseless Theory of Time." The New Theory of Time.
Now our task is to examine how A-series and B-series constructions of time--with their corresponding tensed and tenseless formulations of reality--illumine Hamlet in general and Hamlet's own rectification of the problem of time in particular.
In contrast, the georgic points to the present, alternating between a tenseless imperative mood and a mythological mode in which pastness is rendered inoperable as a concept.
The converb in Modern Maithili is marked by the affix -k[??]/-ke (also by an allomorph -k[??]e depending on idiolectal stylistic predilections and written variously in Devanagari as <-ka>, <-kae>, <-kaya>, and <-ke>) which is attached to a tenseless verb of a nonfinite clause in a sentence.
Nor is she corpse-like, but looking now rather "in newish, thorough, firm virginity/as rich as fudge is if you've had five pieces." The closest the vignette approaches to mourning is the line that begins the list of some of her life's pleasures--"Not again shall she"--but any hint of regret gets lost then, after the "shall," in a tenseless list of friend s, lovers, and hints of a full life (16).
We are currently working with a distinction between truth conceived as serious representation--to which a realist about a given range of statements will have them aspire--and a more minimal conception, apt for the purpose of the antirealist, which will be some form of (tenseless) projection of the standards of acceptability governing those statements and will not sustain the realist's imagery of correspondence, or representation, except in a thin and merely platitudinous sense.
The passage is syntactically marked by its verblessness, allowing it to remain tenseless, non-finite.
The tenseless theory, on the other hand, employs the use of temporal relations to overcome any apparent contradictions.