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tenuous

Intensive care adjective Referring to a 'touch-and-go,' uncertain, or otherwise 'iffy' clinical situation
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TENUOUS links aimed at scoring political points are the stock in trade of Daily Telegraph columnists.
Summary: Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi demanded on Thursday the "rapid deployment" of UN observers to Syria to monitor a ceasefire that is becoming ever more tenuous.
Most engrossing was the hall of fame which features such local celebrities as Patrick Stewart (actually, from Mirfield, but close enough I suppose) and a tenuous link with Stan Laurel.
'KEEP your friends close, but you enemies closer' blares the publicity for Tenuous Relations, a new Scouse comedy coming to the Liverpool Actors Studio next week.
This week, the operative word has been tenuous. While briefing the Senate Committee in the US, General David Petraeus declared that in his opinion the security situation in Afghanistan is 'tenuous'.
As her tenuous marriage erodes, he struggles to push her onto a path that reunites their destiny and let go of everything she strives to keep.
"Because there is no evidence that the calls are words or even word-like," Hauser says, "the connection to language is tenuous."
Both narrators superbly convey Jamie's tenuous state and both bring tears as Jamie finally unburdens himself.
Policy geared towards bolstering the health of either one can come at the expense of the other and balancing the two in recent months has become an increasingly tenuous job for the Fed given the slowdown in the nation's housing market and the lingering economic impact of record energy prices.
ALMOST DALLY THE NEWS has another story about the spiraling cost of healthcare, often with new twists that underscore the tenuous state of medicine in the United States.
The claim that there's really nothing personal or private about the phone call records--which tell the NSA who calls whom, when, and for how long--is a tenuous basis for defending data collection that ordinarily requires a court order or the customer's consent.
Just before the star vanished, some of its light filtered through the tenuous gases surrounding Enceladus.