[ UK /tˈɛnsli/ ]
[ US /ˈtɛnsɫi/ ]
  1. in a tense manner
    he sat down tensely
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How To Use tensely In A Sentence

  • The stakeholders are frighteningly numerous, diverse, intensely self-interested, and powerful.
  • But lately I have begun to feel intensely curious about Anna herself.
  • A healthy spirit of competitiveness ran intensely among the groups as they vied with each other.
  • she loved him intensely
  • The feast begins with a few hunks of soft onion bread and a thimbleful of an intensely rich roasted-eggplant garlic spread.
  • God loves us deeply, intensely, and he cares about even the most incredibly lost and stubbornly unrepentant sheep.
  • Thick, juicy cod fillets are steamed over water that is intensely flavoured with a medley of spices, fresh herbs and aromatics.
  • To write a form of lyric poetry that was intensely emotional, but sidelined my own ego. Times, Sunday Times
  • Brasyl isn't just a parallel dimensions story, it tackles big issues like free will and the heat death of the universe and places them in intensely personal stories, which serves to humanize these ideas and make them easier to understand. REVIEW: Brasyl by Ian McDonald
  • Like Misael in La Libertad, Vargas is a nonactor whose character carries his real-life name, but whose being is subsumed more intensely and intensively into Alonso's fiction. Artforum.com
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