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Intensive care adjective Referring to a 'touch-and-go,' uncertain, or otherwise 'iffy' clinical situation
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(42) The Committee drew critical attention to the tenuousness of the link that Ruddock had looked for and discovered: between the activities of PIJ and Australia generally, and, more specifically, whether those activities could be said to constitute a threat to Australian interests.
His tenuousness fits a pattern visible in Britain, and emerging in most western democracies.
Renren itself acknowledges the tenuousness of its position in the risk factors section of its IPO prospectus.
As if she had matured from a former life of booze, booty, and parties, she brings to the novel an evolved strength of character that makes her at once smart in the ways of the world and sensible enough to be frightened at life's fragility and tenuousness. From a place of experience with a brutal, if not unforgiving, world emerges the motherly self-protective sense she devotes to both her son and grandsons.
Their local environment does have some advantages, however, including giving locals an acute awareness of the tenuousness of a long-distance food system.
The title of this exhibition, Intersecting Disciplines, suggests the tenuousness that exists within the discipline of ceramics today; the materiality of the clay weighs heavily on all of us practitioners, but overt in this show is the multitudinous combinations of process and thinking that characterizes ceramics today.
A major virtue of Yang and An's discussion of "Chinese mythology," that is, turns out to lie in pointing again to the category's tenuousness.
Given the tenuousness of the economic recovery, beauty shoppers remain conservative, according to SymponyIRI Group Inc.
She can stress from this close reading of death scenes the tenuousness of Geoffrey's generic balance between a muted romance and cold, implacable history.
So even the most advanced and self-confident liberals might do well to reflect on the tenuousness of their position.
The success of any web-based venture defies prediction, especially given the tenuousness of sustainable business models.
This is an appropriate thing to say on the final page of the book, for it in fact echoes so much of the tenuousness that comes before it.