Definitions

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  • adj. rare or subtle; tenuous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rare or subtile; tenuous; -- opposed to dense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as tenuous.

Etymologies

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See tenuous.

Examples

  • Or it may with great probability be supposed that 'tis a very hard and painful thing for them to force their thin and _tenuious_ bodies into a visible consistence, and such shapes as are necessary for their designs in their correspondence with witches.

    The Superstitions of Witchcraft

  • Emma went through a sphere of tenuious reflections in a flash.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 2

  • And we may observe this departure of the subtiler and stronger Spirits, out of the harder and grosser parts of the Body, into the more soft and tenuious, in a certain Spirituous Liquor, which is congealed with great cold, where the stronger

    The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy

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