from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of tender: more tender
  • n. One who tenders (a bid, a contract, etc.).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which makes tender: as, a meat-tenderer.
  • n. One who makes a tender or offer.


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  • Although he said nothing to her that he could not have said before everybody, he felt that she was becoming more and more dependent upon him, and the more he felt this, the better he liked it, and the tenderer was his feeling for her.

    Chapter XVI. Part I

  • The more we are like Jesus, the more we have of his Spirit, the tenderer will be our hearts and the more deeply will our souls be moved by the sufferings of others.

    How to Live a Holy Life

  • Whether I am more discriminating than I was in youth, or more narrow-minded, I cannot say, but the sad fact is that there are books I am now too old and stiff to read, which I may well have enjoyed had I encountered them in tenderer years.

    MIND MELD: The Best Genre-Related Books/Films/Shows Consumed in 2009 (Part 1)

  • If, for instance, the fund had held a couple of hundred million dollars of Bear Stearns stock last week, might not the Fed have taken a tenderer view of the interests of Bear shareholders?

    Retirement Policy

  • Of course I barred him from my moments with the Lady Om, but told him in general what passed, with exception of tenderer incidents that were not his business.

    Chapter 15

  • No woman was ever blessed with a gentler, tenderer husband.

    Chapter 5: The Philomaths

  • And that's why you can get much tenderer eggs - hard-boiled eggs, hard-cooked eggs, I prefer to call them, because you actually don't want to boil them.

    Harold McGee's 'Keys To Good Cooking' For Chefs

  • And I confess I depict it with brutal frankness, failing to give credit to the gentler, tenderer side of me.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Personally, I've had rarer and tenderer pork that was braised for 12 hours, although this was not bad.

    Cara Parks: The Sous Vide Supreme: At $449, Succulent, or Just Suck? (REVIEW, PHOTOS)

  • This year many Americans will prowl the three big department stores of Paris which also include Printemps and Le Bon March for the fashion labels, tourist-friendly services and tenderer prices (the dollar is still up against the euro this year).

    How to Be a Gourmet in the Paris Stores


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