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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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It was a nail-biting time, not only for spectators but also for many who might consider themselves 'old hands' at the tenseness of such occasions.
Graves concludes that "too many of Fitzgerald's stanzas lack the controlled tenseness required for a religious poem" (p.
Extracts from Lycopi europaei herba are traditionally used in patients with slight hyperthyroidism with vegetative-nervous disturbances as well as in tenseness and pain of the mammary gland (Karl, 1995).
Stress also produces such psychological problems as tenseness, sadness, boredom, temper flares, worry, depression, inferiority complex, and fuzziness.
It's not that I'm sad or that I'm happy, it's just that it's over and it's such a build up of tenseness and emotion and that's the only way I've found, it's like a quick dump of all that extra energy and fear.
Schuyler visited every city or town with more than five thousand blacks in Kentucky, Tenseness, Arkansas, Texas, Okalahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.
There is a feeling of tenseness about their skin in such individuals, as if they were wearing an ill-fitting garment or are encased in a suit of armor from which, even if they wished, they are unable to extricate themselves" (Montagu, 1971, p.
Signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia Physical Neuroglycopenic Behavioral or mood Pallor Difficulty Emotional lability concentrating Diaphoresis Hypothermia Giddiness Increased heart rate Weakness Tenseness Tremulousness Warmth Anger Acute diplopia/blurred Hunger Anxiety vision Increased blood Fatigue Arousal pressure Palpitations Motor impairment Low frustration tolerance Paresthesias Difficulty Irritability concentrating Clumsiness Feeling down Difficulty speaking Tearfulness Slurred speech Seizures Hemiparesis Brain damage Loss of consciousness Table 2.
There are many materials available for teaching pronunciation, but the methods are directed toward the articulatory properties of sounds, the manner and place of articulation and voicing in the production of consonants, and tongue height, tenseness or laxness, and rounding in the production of vowels, presenting an extensive and complicated set of parameters to teach.
This would appear to relate to an overdue family reunion after no small measure of tenseness to do with some previous perceived slight (The Three of Cups with The Five of Cups).
Actually, fear and tenseness happen simultaneously.