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  • adj. superlative form of tender: most tender.


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  • My father grieved with exceeding grief to hear these words; but reared me in tenderest fashion and educated me excellently well until my fifteenth year was told.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • We think of you so, so often! and our hearts go out to you in tenderest sympathy; and you know better than this poor letter can tell you how happy we always are to have you with us!

    The Story of My Life

  • He walked on bravely, looking neither to the right nor left, till he reached the centre and plucked the tallest ear; but as he turned homewards a thousand sweet voices rose behind him, crying in tenderest accents, 'Pluck me too! oh, please pluck me too!'

    Tales of the Punjab

  • And he explains: The best - that is, the tenderest peas - were supposed to go into the premium cans, and the less than tender peas were supposed to go to the off brands.

    Summer Jobs: Processed Foods

  • He recalled her tenderest glance, he seemed to hear her softest tone; the light pressure of her delicate fingers was now on his hands -- the hard hands that wore the irons.

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • And in the country the single stately elm rising gracefully and benignantly over the wayside cottage, year after year like a guardian angel sending down its blessings of shade, moisture and coolness in times of drought, and shelter from the pitiless storm, recalls the tenderest associations of generation after generation that go from the old homestead.

    Our Common Insects A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests, Gardens and Houses

  • And everything which men call tenderest love, most dewy pity, most marvellous and transcendent patience, is all there too.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

  • The Sunday brunch at Acqua Restaurant, arguably the best in Miami, serves the tenderest short ribs in the world.

    Dwight Brown: Miami -- Luxury Vacations for Grown-ups

  • If you've ever wondered what could be better than the best sushi or the tenderest steak, this story takes you on that adventure, although it's not for everyone.

    MIND MELD: Memorable Short Stories to Add to Your Reading List (Part 2 of 2)

  • Turk renewed his promise that she should be united to his deliverer; and Felix remained with them in expectation of that event; and in the mean time he enjoyed the society of the Arabian, who exhibited towards him the simplest and tenderest affection.

    Chapter 14


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