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Definition of Tense

Tense

  1. One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.
  2. Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.

Tense Quotations

Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
Joan Lunden

I had an older brother, an older sister and a younger brother, and though I look back fondly on my childhood, I think that when you've got four siblings sharing the same resources and a single kids' bathroom, it's going to get a little tense at times.
Jeff Kinney

I get irritated, nervous, very tense or stressed, but never bored.
Catherine Deneuve

You have to relax when you're shooting an arrow. You can't be tense. And that just helps, in your day-to-day life.
Stephen Amell

Gay rights is just one of the social issues I'm interested in. I think that people might be less tense about it if we would all accept the fact that not everyone is wired the same way.
Charlaine Harris
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Tense Translations

tense in French is tendu
tense in German is gespannt, gespannt, spannen
tense in Italian is in tensione
tense in Latin is intentus
tense in Spanish is tenso
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