Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tensio, from tendere, tensum, to stretch: cf. F. tension,. See Tense (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tensus, pa.p. of tendĕre, to stretch.
Such tension could not last.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
In her usual work Kate found an outlet for the nervous tension under which she was still laboring.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
Confidence in Madeira went to high pitch, a supreme tension that a touch might snap.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
At that moment the appearance of Flora could not but bring the tension to the breaking point.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
The indolent look crept into her eyes once more; the tension of her lips relaxed.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
And then the tension suddenly broke.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Tension relaxed and the bystanders began talking in something above a whisper.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Some mighty tension had given way.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
It was a sort of high-tension vigilance.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Henry felt the great tension relax.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
List we softly to the music
As its volumes gently roll,
Varied in their intonation
By the tension of the soul.
"Heartstrings" by Jared Barhite
All the soul in rapt suspension,
All the quivering, palpitating
Chords of life in utmost tension,
With the fervor of invention,
With the rapture of creating!
"Prometheus, Or, The Poet's Forethought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Twas dreamed by some the deluge would ensue,
So trembling was the tension long constrained;
A spirit of faith was in the chosen few,
That steps to the millennium had been gained.
"Il Y A Cent Ans" by George Meredith
Why not? Well, there faced she and I -
Two strangers who'd kissed, or near,
Chancewise. To see stand weeping by
A woman once embraced, will try
The tension of a man the most austere.
"The Contretemps" by Thomas Hardy
The child is safe within the Father's mansion
Safe on the hills of God in light to range,
And heart ties stretched unto their utmost tension,
Will, by God's touch, to golden harp strings change
"Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye My People" by Nora Pembroke
Beneath it all, the desire for oblivion runs:
Despite the artful tensions of the calendar,
The life insurance, the tabled fertility rites,
The costly aversion of the eyes away from death -
Beneath it all, the desire for oblivion runs.
"Wants" by Philip Larkin
There's a chronic tension this time of year.
The tension was in the air on the night of Saturday, March 26 at the Ruins at the Colosseum in downtown Providence.
Obama and Russia Leaders Come to Terms on Several Points of Tension.
Berlusconi Fires Back at Germany, France as Political Tensions Mount.
Tension between Twitter and its developer community, San Francisco's tech community seeks new office space and AT&T caps data hogs.
In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then.
' Hurling Tension Into The Universe'.
Fenty's decision to release the tickets might ease tensions with the DC Council.
As the world celebrated the Beijing Olympics and witnessed the rise of China as a world economic power, the US economy continued to falter and not even Michael Phelps's eighth gold medal could ease the financial tensions at home.
Tension is growing between the Muslim community and the FBI after an informant, Craig Monteilh, infiltrated a mosque, only a month after a local FBI leader visited the mosque and said the agency would do no such thing.
Blasphemy Arrest Highlights Tensions in Pakistan.
Tension high after Jihad leader slain.
Eastern Europe has had fewer tensions over Muslim immigration than western Europe, but that could change.
5 weird examples of tensions over the Japanese/Chinese islands.
With tensions between Russia and Ukraine unresolved, President Boris N Yeltsin promised today to visit Ukraine no later than early June, the Interfax news agency said.
The parameter T is called tension and it is a direct generalization of the concept of mass to p-branes.
A note on topological brane theories
The theory has vanishingly small string coupling, gs ∼ ǫ string tension in the limit ǫ → 0.
U-duality Between NCOS Theory and Matrix Theory
The tension of the string is given by Ts = 1/2πα′ , where ls = √α′ is the fundamental string length.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Neuhaus, Simulation of an ensemble with varying magnetic ﬁeld: a numerical determination of the order - order interface tension in the D=2 Ising model, Phys.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
V = ker ϕ∗ , B V is the second fundamental form of V , connection of (N , h) and τ (ϕ) is the tension ﬁeld of ϕ .
Harmonic morphisms with one-dimensional fibres on Einstein manifolds