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 Meanings and Examples of TEND
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tend
 v.  make a tender of; be disposed or inclined; move or extend in a certain direction
Classic Sentence: (79 in 6 pages)
1  Soon Raphael Semmes and the Confederate Navy would tend to those Yankee gunboats and the ports would be wide open.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  And if anybody dares say one little word about you, I'll tend to them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  If Scarlett had a baby, she would love it and be content to stay home and tend it like other women.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  But obviously you do like to work and obviously you aren't going to let any man tend to your business for you, and so no one can feel sorry for you.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  "You tend to your end of selling and let me tend to my end of lumbering," he said shortly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  "You tend to your business and I'll tend to mine," she said indignantly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
7  Jurgis was called upon to do the beating, and as it hurt his foot he did it with a vengeance; but it did not tend to add to the sweetness of his temper.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12
8  She takes to nursing real natural, and an't never better suited than when she gets a sick body to tend.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  It makes boys manly and courageous; and the very vices of an abject race tend to strengthen in them the opposite virtues.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
10  On ascending the stairs, the Miss Dashwoods found so many people before them in the room, that there was not a person at liberty to tend to their orders; and they were obliged to wait.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
11  My footsteps seemed to tend so naturally to the shop door, after I had read these words from over the way, that I went across the road and looked in.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
12  Perhaps it impressed me the more then, because it was new to me, but it certainly did not tend to exalt my opinion of, or to strengthen my confidence in, Mr. Jack Maldon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
13  Among other havens of domestic tranquillity and peace of mind, my feet will naturally tend towards the King's Bench Prison.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
14  It was Mrs. Craven's garden that she had made when first they were married an she just loved it, an they used to tend the flowers themselves.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
15  Now, Mr. Siddy, you jist 'tend to your own business.'
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Example Sentence: (141 in 10 pages)
16  Blind children tend to be more passive in this area of motor development than sighted children.
17  Your essays tend to concentrate on one theme to the exclusion of everything else.
18  We tend to use these terms as if they were freely interchangeable forms of energy.
19  It isn't that he lied exactly, but he did tend to exaggerate.
20  Television companies tend to censor bad language in feature films.
21  I tend to forget things unless I mark them down.
22  People tend to need less sleep as they get older.
23  We tend to imagine that the Victorians were very prim and proper.
24  Men tend to marry later than women.
25  They will tend to model their behaviour on the teacher's behaviour.
26  Bulky clothes tend to hinder movement.
27  People under stress tend to express their full range of potential.
28  If you tend to overeat because of depression, first take steps to recognize the source of your sadness.
29  In a later chapter, he will tend to represent those qualities which are too spiritual to be found in this world.
30  The checks that were carried out were not particularly rigorous and did not in fact tend to reveal abuse.