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Intensive care adjective Referring to a 'touch-and-go,' uncertain, or otherwise 'iffy' clinical situation
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The exceeding tenuity of the object of our dread was apparent; for all heavenly objects were plainly visible through it.
But against the odds of tenuity, the fantasising subject must maintain a foothold; perform its own representative closure in order to maintain that all-important perspective on self.
Lester Young achieved a tenuity of sound, similar to blown glass.
There is the least possible moisture in the atmosphere, all being dried up, or congealed, and it is of such extreme tenuity and elasticity that it becomes a source of delight.
According to Williamson, transaction frictions (or tenuity between "reward" and "factor exchange," using Cohen's concept), arise from the interaction of uncertainty/complexity, bounded rationality, small numbers relationship, and opportunism.
Ziwei furen the Lady of Purple Tenuity, Wang Qing'e (byname Yuyin), twenty-fourth daughter of Xiwangmu and so a younger sister of Lady Youying, and the next most avid poet of the Shangqing denizens, immediately took the bait of this poem, answering with a playfully chiding six-line song that brings the counterphrase wudai, "without reliance," "having nought to depend on," into prominence:
The identity of any single creature is all but invisible in this endless, almost hallucinatory proliferation and subsidence, what is termed elsewhere in the poem the "quick tenuity of things" (348).
When the emperor paid his imperial visit, he ordered the chief steward Wang Xiaoji [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] to build thirteen basilicas [collectively] named Grand Tenuity [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in front of the Dao Manifestation Gateway [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
Therefore it follows that two universes may exist in the same place and in the same time--and not only two universes but an infinity of different universes--if by universe we mean a set of states of consciousness; and note, all (the universes) composed of the same matter, all matter being only that thing of inconceivable tenuity through which the various vibrations of waves (electricity, heat, sound, light etc.
The very center of the sky is said to be the Purple Tenuity Enclosure [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
August Heaven, the Thearchs on High, famous mountains, great rivers, and the gods of the four quarters", Zheng Xuan identifies the Thearchs on High as the Five Thearchs of Supreme Tenuity.