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Intensive care adjective Referring to a 'touch-and-go,' uncertain, or otherwise 'iffy' clinical situation
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On the one hand, they produce a rich imaginative space for readers to participate willingly (and even genially) in overturning religious, social, and political discourses that have subjugated and oppressed American Indian and First Nations peoples; on the other hand, they tenuously depend on readers possessing a highly developed historical consciousness.
Quilty pursues, torments and threatens to expose Humbert because he wants--and gets--what Humbert so tenuously possesses: Lolita.
More tenuously, Swansea-born actor and comedian Keith Allen is playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in the BBC's new production of Robin Hood.
Two more essays by Todd on Donne and Neubauer on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature are extremely scholarly and elegantly argued in themselves, although they are more tenuously linked to humanism.
It is healthy to question an official story that has been used as the constant drumbeat to unconstitutionally unleash the dogs of war and initiate secret and open repression at home, all the while accompanied by a barrage of mistruth, mistakes and misdeeds from a tenuously elected administration.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security remains essentially a collection of variously dysfunctional components held together tenuously by little more than a common name, logo and mission statement," he wrote in the book.
Being a wanted man, however tenuously, certainly strengthens his hand when it comes to fulfilling his ambitions with the club.
Another interesting aspect of this building is the basement we excavated, while tenuously and gingerly supporting two adjacent ancient tenement buildings.
His ideas for a supra-national bank for redistribution, however, remain tenuously alive, in such schemes as Gordon Brown's International Finance Facility.
First, educators tenuously cling to the assumption that participation in service-learning results in perspective transformation (Eyler and Giles, 1999, Kellogg, 1999; Rhoads, 1997).
The actual events that may have constituted the deaths of these women are at best only tenuously represented, perhaps underscoring the idea that none of the women has understood or accepted her death.
The road to forgiveness is a long and rocky one, amid financial pressures, the perils of an untamed wilderness, and bonds of family love that at times stretch tenuously thin.