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.
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
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
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.
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 ∞.
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 .
The ﬁrst item follows because g ≤ 2, the second because g (F (η )) tends to zero as η tends to a or b.
For ﬁxed R′ , R, and A, the latter term clearly tends to zero as δ tends to zero.