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  • adj. Extremely tense.


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  • But there wasn't the kind of hypertense atmosphere that has prevailed during October's contemporary-art week since the trendy Frieze Art Fair started five years ago.

    Buying Turns Kinder, Gentler

  • In this hypertense atmosphere, friends with nightsticks have no business anywhere near a polling place no matter what race they are or where it is.

    Obama Volunteer On Scene Disputes Fox News' Suggestions That Black Panthers Are Intimidating Voters

  • The congested, hypertense crossing point of the River Jordan, between Jordan "proper" and the Israeli-held West Bank, is to this day known as the Allenby Bridge, after T.E. Lawrence's commander.

    The Perils of Partition

  • After Mr. Levitt died her doctor had given her a physical and pronounced her hypertense, overweight.

    Black and Blue

  • He concluded that she was in remarkably good physical health, but she had indeed changed from a confused, disoriented state to a hypertense and volatile one.

    Fallen Hearts

  • Generally, there will be a tense producer at one elbow, a hypertense director at the other, and six or seven grim PR people scattered around, all of them expecting one to come forth with both incisive analysis and wild praise, some eight or ten seconds after “The End” has appeared on the screen.

    film flam

  • As the ornate, golden arms on the Trinity Church clock solemnly reached for eight o'clock, every main and side street of the financial district was choked with thick, hypertense pedestrian traffic as well as with buses and honking cabs.

    Black Friday

  • Natalie Portman takes this for all her hard work in Black Swan, and finding the rare role which her hypertense acting style benefits. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Ignatius Loyola, the veins standing out on his hypertense brow (the sculptor, Montañés, was working from a death mask).

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