• WordNet 3.6
    • v tenderize make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer "tenderize meat"
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  • Rollo May
    Rollo May
    “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.”
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    “The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.”
  • Bible
    “And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. [Ephesians 4:32]”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others.”
  • Randolph Ray
    Randolph Ray
    “Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Tenderness is a virtue.”


In literature:

A great tenderness welled up in his heart, the old, old protective tenderness of many years.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
He gazed at her tenderly, wonderingly, won, but still a thing too sacred for his touch.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Tell him anything tender about a boy and he breaks up like an old swordcut.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Dear as they had been to him, he had never realized till now how priceless beyond all words such little tender creatures could be.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
If there be heat and tenderness on pressure, lameness will almost always be present.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
You, so young and tender.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
He welcomed Helen Young tenderly, taking her hands in his.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
If it is necessary to drain, do so as soon as the vegetable is tender.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
The terrors of the Lord and the tender invitations of the Gospel are alike ineffectual.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Ah, those quiet, tender, sisterly words of encouragement, of cheer, of hope!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various

In poetry:

Dead and divine, her name he gave
His tender elegies,
As I to these the name whose sound
Is love's and ecstasy's.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
O tenderly the haughty day
Fills his blue urn with fire;
One morn is in the mighty heaven,
And one in our desire.
"Ode" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Garlands upon his grave
And flowers upon his hearse,
And to the tender heart and brave
The tribute of this verse.
"Charles Sumner. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I thought I had forever lost,
Alas, though still so young,
The tender joys and sorrows all,
That unto youth belong;
"The Resurrection" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
We thank Thee, Lord,
That all Thy wondrous ways,
Through all our days,
Are Wisdom, Right, and Ceaseless Tenderness.
"We Thank Thee, Lord" by John Oxenham
No emblem of the love I feel
Appears within my view;
Less ardent, or less pure the zeal,
Less tender, or less true!
"Vignette - V" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Broil or grill the eggplants, turning them a few times, until they are very tender, about 20 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, simmer chicken in the stock until chicken is tender but cooked.
This accident of geography exposed me at a tender age to chili peppers.
As we ate at my dinner party, someone asks, how did you get it so tender.
Best Fork-Tender Corned Beef .
Adams Tender Does Double Time .
It's a tender subject among the 15,000 farmers who irrigate with the San Joaquin.
Tokyo Electron Extends Tender Offer Deadline for FSI International.
Linda Harper savored every bite of her early Thanksgiving meal on Saturday - the tender turkey, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes and gravy, the green beans, the roll with butter - but by today she won't remember any of it.
When shopping for beef to cube, select a naturally tender cut.
Hill and Knowlton has been appointed to handle Y2K crisis management for the Malaysian government, tendered by the National Y2K Project Team.
Bake for 15 minutes, until tender.
In September, Kroger pulled its 10-ounce bagged Fresh Selections Tender Spinach over Listeria concerns, CNN said.
) Sauté leeks in butter until tender.
Saute leeks in butter until tender.

In science:

Counterspeculation, Auctions, and Competitive Sealed Tenders.
An Improved Randomized Truthful Mechanism for Scheduling Unrelated Machines
The mechanical super-structure of the technological prototype is at an advanced design stage and tenders for purchase of materials for this important element will be sent out soon.
Progress towards a Technological Prototype for a Semi-Digital Hadron Calorimeter based on Glass RPCs
Counterspeculation, auctions, and competitive sealed tenders.
Simplicity-Expressiveness Tradeoffs in Mechanism Design
The estimates are based on making world-wide tenders (ma jor industrialized nations), using the lowest reasonable price for the required quality.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
After a call for tender the production of the ARGOS dichroic has been assigned to the Soci´et´e Europ´eenne de Syst`emes Optiques (SESO).
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system