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tenuous

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.
Others may simply believe that the likelihood of such ruptures occurring is in some way proportionate to the tenuity or otherwise of any link with the depositum fidei.
A tenuity in the status of Gaeva Gamu iduhu in Pan is suggested here, too.
Thus, in his 1870 Presidential Address to the British Association, he described different types of scientists and added: `For the sake of persons of these different types, scientific truth should be presented in different forms, and should be regarded as equally scientific, whether it appears in the robust form and the vivid colouring of a physical illustration, or in the tenuity and paleness of a symbolic expression' (Maxwell [1986], p.95).
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.(8)
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:
all matter being only that thing of inconceivable tenuity through which the various vibrations of waves (electricity, heat, sound, light etc.) are propagated, thus giving birth to our sensations--then emotions--then thought.
[.] (355) 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].