Black people are tense because they are sick and tired of being subjected to what they see as a prejudiced judicial system.
“Almost as soon as the news broke, observers began referring to the SuperJet program in the past tense,” he said.
Now Kevin Garvey (a taut, tense Justin Theroux) is Mapleton's chief of police.
In all, the atmosphere on Thursday night was one of tense wariness and expectation.
In the weeks that followed, I felt nervous and tense, with a constant stomachache.
A green glow took their place—a lurid sheen in which the cubby and the tense faces of De Boer and Hans showed with ghastly pallor.
"But I'm not going to stand for Phillopolis," said the other, with tense face.
The men on each side of him noticed his agitation, and drew away from the emotion of his tense face.
But I could see that she spoke in the past tense; of something no longer considered.
It was not till the fourth day that she waited upon her, finding her, as she had expected, tense.
"stretched tight," 1660s, from Latin tensus, past participle of tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "in a state of nervous tension" is first recorded 1821.
"form of a verb showing time of an action or state," early 14c., tens "time," also "tense of a verb" (late 14c.), from Old French tens "time" (11c.), from Latin tempus (see temporal).
"to make tense," 1670s, from tense (adj.); intransitive sense of "to become tense" (often tense up) is recorded from 1946. Related: Tensed; tensing.
An inflectional (see inflection) form of verbs; it expresses the time at which the action described by the verb takes place. The major tenses are past, present, and future. The verb in “I sing” is in the present tense; in “I sang,” past tense; in “I will sing,” future tense. Other tenses are the present perfect (“I have sung”), the past perfect (“I had sung”), and the future perfect (“I will have sung”).
Of programs, very clever and efficient. A tense piece of code often got that way because it was highly bummed, but sometimes it was just based on a great idea. A comment in a clever routine by Mike Kazar, once a grad-student hacker at CMU: "This routine is so tense it will bring tears to your eyes." A tense programmer is one who produces tense code.