tended to

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tended to having a caretaker or other watcher
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Change tends to be viewed as a threat to our control.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “We tend to get what we expect.”
  • Herb Caen
    Herb Caen
    “The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.”
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    “Efficiency tends to deal with Things. Effectiveness tends to deal with People. We manage things, we lead people”
  • Ellen Barkin
    Ellen Barkin
    “People tend to remember my performances, not me.”

Usage

In literature:

The attraction between the moon and the earth tends to bring the two bodies together.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
In the course of time, however, all such customs tend to become sanctified and to take on new meanings.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
It would indeed be a great mistake to suppose that rivers always tend to deepen their valleys.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
How far does this tend to right itself?
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
Exercises that strengthen the waist muscles will help to maintain the erect position, and so tend to overcome round shoulders.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
All great mass movements tend to display, to a greater or less extent, the characteristics that Le Bon attributes to crowds.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
If a parishioner was in trouble, the vicar tended to say he had no one to blame but himself for it.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Modern education tends to develop man in special directions to the neglect of others.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Tending to quench thirst, and to promote sleep, it is well adapted to feverish constitutions.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
It tends to establish harmony and to bring contentment to both parties.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
It stirs interest and guarantees attention and thus tends to keep aroused the activity of the students.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
This will tend to force the growth of the weaker shoots and to equalize the vigor of all.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
They do not tend to keep their shape, but they do tend to fill the same amount of space.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The same force that pushed life into existence tends to increase and perpetuate it.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
To look upon the sunny slopes covered with daisies does not tend to make men unjust.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Activities or attitudes that would tend to strengthen nationalism were suppressed.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Symptoms, like all other forms of discomfort, tend to trouble a patient in proportion to the amount of attention that he gives them.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
Spring, tends to Blinking.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The tendency is all the other way, for woman tends to mould herself to man.
"The Intelligence of Woman" by W. L. George
Within the fundamental selective process two types of behavior tend to differentiate in response to two general sorts of stimulation.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
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In poetry:

And grant that to Thine honor, Lord,
Our daily toil may tend;
That we begin it at Thy Word,
And in Thy favor end.
"Now That The Sun Is Gleaming Bright" by Augusta Treverorum
The world in love began,
Through love its mazes tend,
And change but leads immortal man
To an unchanging, joyful end.
""Whether living or dying, we are Thine"" by John Bowring
Darkly, as in a glass,
Like a vain shadow they pass,
Their ways they wend
And tend to an end,
The goal of life, alas!
"Retrospect " by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Hail to thee, the Workman's Friend,
We wreathe thy brow with roses!
While thy useful page we tend,
Weary heart reposes.
"A Parody On "The Wayside Well"" by Janet Hamilton
But in your soul a garden stands
Where fair the white rose blows--
God, teach my foolish clumsy hands
The way to tend my rose.
"Bridal Eve" by Edith Nesbit
Did I not watch with eyes alert,
The path where foes did tend;
And shall I veil my eyes with sleep,
To meet my God and friend?
"The Dying Queen" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

We loaded up the trailer at 10 am then set out for the beach while my mom stayed at our house to tend to Vader since he had his balls cut off two days before.
It is certainly adaptive behavior for this species that mares tend to deliver their foals at night and that normal foals are able to stand and move about almost immediately after delivery.
BASEBALL TENDS TO grab people early in life, before its absurdities have a chance to reveal themselves.
These accomplishments also tend to lead to some pretty entertaining celebrations.
Meetings marketing tends to preach to the choir, which I suppose it how it should be.
And those who continue to play tend to avoid the elite tournaments where the pressure is greatest.
However, laptops have special needs that must be tended to if they are to remain trouble free.
Just be sure to wash them really well before using—dirt tends to stick in leeks very easily.
"Parents tend to be afraid to perform CPR on their little babies, assuming they will hurt them further," said Rosemarie Bogdan, a partner of Martin, Harding & Mazzotti.
Especially during the summer days, home owners tend to expand their outdoor living space to spend more time outside.
We need to let our new graduates know how far they can go in life should they so choose because they too often tend to believe they can't do much as graduates of a school located in Quay County.
If you've watched Jon Lester throughout his career in Boston you know that for whatever reason he tends to get off to a slow start.
It's becoming politically impossible to talk about cutting the defense budget, as one party tends to dismiss any such suggestion.
Basically this pose is all about opening—a great thing to practice in the colder, less-light-filled months when we tend to close off.
Both of these are very old words that tend to refer to hollow-stemmed, grass-like plants.
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In science:

Divide (23) by qrn qrn+sn−1 and observe that prn /qrn and prn+sn /qrn+sn tend to α as n tends to infinity along N2 .
On the complexity of algebraic numbers II. Continued fractions
Further, conditional on M exceeding x, the probability that it does so within any given finite time tends to zero as x tends to infinity.
On the exact distributional asymptotics for the supremum of a random walk with increments in a class of light-tailed distributions
At the asymptotic limit, |Ωn |/n, tends to 0 as n tends to ∞.
On the Inference of Spatial Continuity using Spartan Random Field Models
The constant CS tends to zero if the largest vertex of S tends to infinity.
Replica symmetry breaking related to a general ultrametric space I: replica matrices and functionals
The constant CS tends to zero if the largest vertex of S tends to infinity.
Replica symmetry breaking related to a general ultrametric space III: the case of general measure
Therefore, the series tends to 0 as ǫ tends to infinity.
Tail expansions for the distribution of the maximum of a random walk with negative drift and regularly varying increments
Let an , bn be functions tending to infinity, with bn/an tending to zero.
Efficient Generation of Generic Entanglement
Under a mixing hypothesis, the probability of any proposition belonging to the first order logic of colored graphs tends to 0 or 1, as the size of the lattice tends to infinity.
Zero-one laws for binary random fields
It states that the probability of any first order property on a finite domain without constraints tends to 0 or 1 as the size of the domain tends to infinity, under the uniform distribution on the set of structures.
Zero-one laws for binary random fields
For instance, the probability of having k consecutive black vertices tends to 0 if k , it tends to 1 if p(n) ≫ n− 1 p(n) ≪ n− 1 k .
Zero-one laws for binary random fields
In order to make sure that it tends to zero, it is enough to require that τn should tend to infinity.
Zero-one laws for binary random fields
Therefore the probability of (∃x ψi (x)) tends to 0, which implies that µn (L) tends to 0.
Zero-one laws for binary random fields
D in D , (2) Φt+s = Φt ◦ Φs , for all t, s ≥ 0, (3) Φt tends to idD as t tends to 0 uniformly on compacta of D .
Pluripotential theory, semigroups and boundary behavior of infinitesimal generators in strongly convex domains
Since |Ui−1 |a |Vi−1 |bnc → ∞ as n → ∞ for every a + b + c ≥ 1, we conclude that the above sum tends to zero as n tends to infinity and therefore the terms related to non-disjoint tuples in equation (2) can indeed be ignored to compute E([Z ]j ).
Geodesics and almost geodesic cycles in random regular graphs
We have to show that the sequence of random vectors Sn tends to the random vector with pdf G(t, x) in Eq. (15), or the same, the discrete function yj (tn ) tends to G(t, x) as n → ∞.
Random walk models associated with distributed fractional order differential equations
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