tenser, tenser grew the thongs; they strained, they bit into his flesh, but they would not break.
The same old Joe, but tenser now, strained almost to the breaking point.
Then, as really her time drew near, a tenser game was played, by which Lily was to appear when his left foot was advanced.
But his frown did not relax, and the muscles of his mouth grew, if anything, tenser.
The most usual name for them is however censer, chencer, tenser, and variations of these.
It was here that he entertained favored guests when in relaxation, or hetcheled contumacious officers when in tenser moods.
It is difficult to say whether or no tenser is a confusion of censer.
Where so long I have heard the prattling and moaning of the wind, what means this tenser, far-piercing sound?
Mrs. Captain Godfrey Peasley relieved the situation; she had a habit of relieving situations—when she did not make them tenser.
It pullulates with an equal energy, but this energy is tenser and far less turgid.
"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”).