• WordNet 3.6
    • adj tenderized made tender as by marinating or pounding "tenderized meat"
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  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    “The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others.”
  • Robert Frost
    “There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.”
  • Josh Billings
    “Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.”
  • Erica Jong
    “Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household.”
  • John Ruskin
    “An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.”


In literature:

God of the tender, frail, and lone, O, guard the tender sleeper's rest!
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
I could not possibly survive a steady diet of emotion so tender that it bubbled over at the flutter of a pigeon's wing.
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
His mother's so modest, so tender.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
Cook until tender and then drain well.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
Her father's tenderness could not make up to her for the loss of her mother's.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He took his wife's little, thin, veinous hand and clasped it tenderly.
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The eyes that looked at her grew tender, and before their tenderness the veil, the veil of her desire that had hidden him from her, fell.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
That the area of tenderness corresponds to the area of inflammation is almost an axiom of surgery.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Jim drove as fast as he could, scowling hard to hide his tenderness and pity.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Ann passed an arm tenderly around her.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White

In poetry:

For her the husband trembled now
With tender, anxious fear;
"O Lucy! turn and speak to me;"
But Lucy could not hear.
"A Ballad" by Jane Bowdler
I mourn no more my vanished years
Beneath a tender rain,
An April rain of smiles and tears,
My heart is young again.
"My Psalm" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yet did the faithful Eberhard
Not love the Maid the less;
He gaz'd with sorrow, but he gaz'd
With deeper tenderness.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
It is a tender afternoon,
As sweet as sweet can be,
And all the winds are in one tune—
They sing their songs to me.
"An April Afternoon" by Alexander Anderson
"Nay, nay," I said, and took her hand;
"But shall I turn again,
Or wait until a tender band
Be bound about us twain?"
"The Stepping Stones" by Alexander Anderson
Ah! let me dry each tender tear,
And ev'ry doubt destroy,
Dispel at once each anxious fear,
And call you back to joy.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Balsamic vinegar tenderizes flank steak before it goes under the broiler.
"The Tender Hour of Twilight" Richard Seaver Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, $35.
Salmon soaked in coconut milk grills up sweet and tender.
Randy Tendering 1,181, 52.40 percent.
ABB buys 89% of Baldor common stock in tender offer.
Add the carrots and cook just until tender, about 8 minutes.
Transfer potatoes to a roasting pan and place in oven for 45 minutes to an hour or until tender.
It's the essence of down-home comfort fare: tender braised meats.
Nope, it's the meat we want — juicy, smoky, tender meat.
The Japan-based company filed a lawsuit against OSI Pharmaceuticals for rejecting its tender offer, but will this strategy work.
For the truly smitten, there are Japanese mountain hydrangeas (serrata), villosas, and other more tender species and varieties.
Add the leeks and potatoes to the skillet and fry on medium-low heat until the leeks are tender.
Saute leeks in butter until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
A 30-year lower peninsula resident, Haggerty has worked as a commercial fisherman and salmon tender and started and runs Mako 's Water Taxi.
I do not see what the big deal about chicken tenders is.

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