Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tenuous or attenuated character or quality; slenderness; thinness; sparseness; rarity.

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  • noun the quality of being tenuous

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Examples

  • Further evidence of the tenuousness of nuclear peace between India and Pakistan is provided by Jason Fritz in his 2009 paper for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, "Hacking Nuclear Command and Control."

    Russ Wellen: Do Nuclear Weapons Keep India and Pakistan From Each Other's Throats?

  • Mubarak's apparent ability to surprise the news media and the Obama administration "underscores the tenuousness and incompleteness of our knowledge of what's going on in Egypt," said Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    White House pushes for 'genuine transition' in Egypt

  • She defiantly declared she would “never go home again” but at the same time was haunted by the tenuousness of her fugitive status.

    A Covert Affair

  • Further evidence of the tenuousness of nuclear peace between India and Pakistan is provided by Jason Fritz in his 2009 paper for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, "Hacking Nuclear Command and Control."

    Russ Wellen: Do Nuclear Weapons Keep India and Pakistan From Each Other's Throats?

  • Mubarak's apparent ability to surprise the news media and the Obama administration "underscores the tenuousness and incompleteness of our knowledge of what's going on in Egypt," said Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    White House pushes for 'genuine transition' in Egypt

  • Perhaps sensing the tenuousness of this argument, the Obama administration's own lawyers have switched to arguing that the mandate is authorized under Congress' power to "lay and collect Taxes."

    Obama's Mandate Vs. The Founders'

  • Further evidence of the tenuousness of nuclear peace between India and Pakistan is provided by Jason Fritz in his 2009 paper for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, "Hacking Nuclear Command and Control."

    Russ Wellen: Do Nuclear Weapons Keep India and Pakistan From Each Other's Throats?

  • She defiantly declared she would “never go home again” but at the same time was haunted by the tenuousness of her fugitive status.

    A Covert Affair

  • Further evidence of the tenuousness of nuclear peace between India and Pakistan is provided by Jason Fritz in his 2009 paper for the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, "Hacking Nuclear Command and Control."

    Russ Wellen: Do Nuclear Weapons Keep India and Pakistan From Each Other's Throats?

  • The bullpen has more than cut its number of walks in half so far this month (to 17 from 50 in May) and yet, even as the starters have bought the relievers some time to work out the early kinks, there is a certain tenuousness to the bullpen's success.

    Mets Find Sweet Relief

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