relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
the tenuity of a hair
the thinness of a rope
a rarified quality
the tenuity of the upper atmosphere
the quality of lacking intensity or substance
a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice
How To Use tenuity In A Sentence
- The exceeding tenuity of the object of our dread was apparent; for all heavenly objects were plainly visible through it.
- We have already said that we believe that they are nothing but the ordinary vibrios of putrefaction, reduced to a state of extreme tenuity by the special conditions of nutrition involved in the fermentable medium used; in a word, we think that the fermentation in question might be called putrefaction of tartrate of lime. The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)
- Not the least of its peculiarities is the great tenuity of all the bones.
- The meaning, then, of the Hebrew word rendered firmament is so utterly removed from the notion of compactness, or solidity, or metallic or crystalline spheres, that it is derived from the very opposite; the fineness or tenuity produced by processes of expansion. Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity
- Another proof of their tenuity is the fact of their not being well seen in telescopes of high magnifying power.
- They had the tall curve of elms, the tenuity of poplars, the ashen colour of olives under a rainy sky; and they stretched ahead of me for half a mile or more without a break in their arch.
- There was no doubt left to me; the atmosphere of the moon was either pure oxygen or air, and capable therefore — unless its tenuity was excessive — of supporting our alien life. First Men in the Moon
- Animals a hundred thousand times smaller than any visible with the naked eye have been discovered; these animalculae, however, move, feed and multiply, establishing the existence of organs of inconceivable tenuity. The physiology of taste; or Transcendental gastronomy. Illustrated by anecdotes of distinguished artists and statesmen of both continents by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Translated from the last Paris edition by Fayette Robinson.
- a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice
- And at this day travelers ascending to the top of the Peak of Tenerife make the ascent by night and not by day, and soon after the rising of the sun are warned and urged by their guides to come down without delay, on account of the danger they run lest the animal spirits should swoon and be suffocated by the tenuity of the air. The New Organon