Sentence Examples


  • Certainly things had been tense most of the time.
  • She met his gaze, her stomach tense as she steeled herself against the response to her next probing question.
  • As he absorbed her words, his expression went from tense to relieved, and then on to something sweet and sad.
  • She counted the seconds in tense silence, waiting for the sound of an explosion, but the only sound was a car approaching from below.
  • She broke the tense silence.

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