Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tendre, L. tendere, tensum, and tentum, to stretch, extend, direct one's course, tend; akin to Gr. to stretch, Skr. tan,. See Thin, and cf. Tend to attend, Contend Intense Ostensible Portent Tempt Tender to offer, Tense (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tendre—L. tendĕre; Gr. teinein, to stretch.
In literature:
When anybody got sick dey always had de doctor to tend to him.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
That Paul Lanier, at the instigation of his father, committed the homicides, partial developments tended to prove.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The latter productions of Hector Macneill, both in prose and verse, tended rather to diminish than increase his fame.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
We 'tended school four months a year.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
My mother and father'll tend to him.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
If it be drawn out at one point, it tends towards that point from all directions.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
It tends to wrinkle the skin.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Vigorous physical exercise tends to delay puberty, anything exciting the emotions tends to hasten it.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
Wherefore most men tended to scream.
"Scrimshaw" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Because he was a frontiersman he tended to be at once democratic in temper and despotic in action.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Universal education tends to produce such a current.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
What was still better, as tending to keep up the credit of her husband, she gave the most magnificent parties in Bourdeaux.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
This exposition I hope will tend to remove them.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
They will hail with joy any action of yours which tends to strengthen it.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Is it that His power is infinite, and mine all thwarted by other might and over tending to weakness and extinction?
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Nor would it have tended to allay his irritation could he have heard the object of it after his departure.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
Their industrial position and outlook tends to be that of a separate class.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
But it objected to delegate authority even to a subordinate body, which might tend to become independent.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Would this have tended to swell the gospel into a vast library, or to abridge its teachings?
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Nothing in the whole long train of thought prepares me for or tends in any way to suggest this Woodbine.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:
For the great Love everywhere
Over all doth glow;
Draws his birds up trough the air,
Tends his birds below.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
Not to ease and aimless quiet
Doth that inward answer tend,
But to works of love and duty
As our being's end;
"To ------," by John Greenleaf Whittier
O Earth, Earth, Earth,
I am dying for love of thee,
For thou hast given me birth,
And thy hands have tended me.
"To My Mother Earth" by George MacDonald
There was a simple soul who lit
A candle every night,
And in his window tended it,
And worshipped in its light.
"The Simple Soul" by John Joy Bell
"Wilt go, then, dear infant, wilt go with me there?
My daughters shall tend thee with sisterly care
My daughters by night their glad festival keep,
They'll dance thee, and rock thee, and sing thee to sleep."
"The Erl-King" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Oh, man, vain dreamer of this life,
Seeking ’mid restless toil and strife
For wealth, for happiness, for fame,
Thirsting to make thyself a name,
See, unto what thy course doth tend,
Of all thy toils—there is the end.
"Our Mountain Cemetery" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
In news:
It's hard to tell why animals tend to bond with each other.
Based on a 1970s David Bailey photograph of Twiggy, tresses on PPQ's runway tended toward the side—twisted into a singular thick braid .
They tend to lose traction in deep snow.
A changing PDO tends to magnify the effects of La Nina.
We tend to think of humanitarian military intervention as a modern phenomenon.
Emergency workers tend to JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Amarillo, Texas.
Unemployment benefits help drive the economy because the jobless tend to spend every dollar they get, pumping cash into businesses.
But we should ask ourselves why the media tend to depict our sexuality in such extremes.
At age 13, instead of going to school, Dhaki was marrried and tended cattle for her family.
We tend to think of speakers as devices that blast sound at us.
People who have nice cars tend to like to show them off.
It's when it gets out of place, that my vittles tend to launch.
Jennifer Urban, a UC Berkeley law professor who studies fair-use issues, said courts tend to use two tests in determining fair use .
In privacy disputes, the courts tend to side heavily with the employer.
Just as the physical layout of St Louis is one demographic cluster after another, members of the music community tend to stay within their scenes of comfort.
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In science:
U + β (1 + αU )−7 = 0, with β = 1 The point is now the following: for ~x → ~xi the function α tends to zero as |~x − ~xi |; hence β , too, tends to zero as |~x − ~xi |.
Close encounters of black holes
F E ′ as deﬁned Λw (µ) = |Λw |−1F E ′ Lemma 2.3.4 If Φ ∈ DL, then the value SF E ′ above, tends to a unique limit, SF E ′(µ) in [0, ∞] as the coordinates of w tend to ∞.
Random Surfaces
It is easy to see that σ(u) tends to ∞ as u tends to the boundary of [−1, 1]d , even though V (u) is constant for u ∈ [−1, 1]d .
Random Surfaces
The ﬁrst item follows because g ≤ 2, the second because g (F (η )) tends to zero as η tends to a or b.
Random Surfaces
For ﬁxed R′ , R, and A, the latter term clearly tends to zero as δ tends to zero.
Random Surfaces
However, the ergodic theorem implies that the probability that a sample from µn lies in B ′ n ⊂ Bn tends to one as n tends to ∞.
Random Surfaces
The ergodic theorem implies the probability of this event tends to one as n tends to ∞.
Random Surfaces
Because µ is Lipschitz, Lemma 6.1.2 actually implies that as n tends to inﬁnity, the probability that φ sampled from µ differs from the plane of slope S (µ) (with appropriate additive constant) by more than ǫn in the supremum norm tends to zero in n.
Random Surfaces
On the other hand the energy ﬂux tends to inﬁnity, when then curvature of slowness curve tends to zero.
Fundamental Solutions in Plane Problem for Anisotropic Elastic Medium Under Moving Oscillating Source
So the integral of ψ ′n (z ) ψn (z )−ω on the small semi-circle of γn,R tends to iπ when R tends to +∞.
Failure of the Raikov theorem for free random variables
Let us show that zGn (z ) tends to 1 when |z | tends to inﬁnity.
Failure of the Raikov theorem for free random variables
Kn is bounded in the complementary, in Ωn , of any open disk centered in zero with radius larger than 1 + 1/√λ, so Gn (z ) tends to zero when |z | tends to inﬁnity.
Failure of the Raikov theorem for free random variables
Marchenko–Pastur distribution with index λ when d, d′ tend to inﬁnity and the ratio d′/d tends to λ.
Classical and free infinitely divisible distributions and random matrices
The ﬁrst main result of this paper shows that with probability tending to one (as n tends to inﬁnity), the absolute value of the determinant is very close to √n!.
On random $\pm 1$ matrices: Singularity and Determinant
Concerning the Lyapunov exponent γλ (E + iη), it is only known that the integral over E tends to zero in the joint limit λ, η → 0 – not that it tends to zero on some set of energies E . 2.
Stability of the Absolutely Continuous Spectrum of Random Schroedinger Operators on Tree Graphs
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