TENSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TENSION
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tension
 n.  action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  She strained forward trying to hear and soon she found her muscles aching from the tension.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
2  They became more and more numerous as the weeks went by and as the tension in town heightened over negro outrages.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  Now she began to feel the tension in the air and she wondered if it had been present all during the evening--and she too upset to notice it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  She was smiling back at him now, relaxing the tension of her attitude, and admitting him, by imperceptible gradations of glance and manner, a step farther toward intimacy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
5  She detected in him at once all the signs of extreme nervous tension.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
6  She had not minded; she would loosen the matrimonial tension and be a fanciful girl for a time.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  A coil of new tow-line was then unwound, and some fathoms of it taken to the windlass, and stretched to a great tension.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 113. The Forge.
8  His eyesight was shaken and dazzled by the tension of thought and muscle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
9  Between him and Connie there was a tension that each pretended not to notice, but there it was.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
10  Dry, with the endless dry tension of will, they too were wearing out.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
11  There it was: suddenly, the tension of keeping up her appearances fell from her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
12  There was tension till after coffee, when Hilda said she would go up to her room.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
13  Nothing had been said during our drive, but the high, thin breathing of our new companion, and the claspings and unclaspings of his hands, spoke of the nervous tension within him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
14  The Journalist tried to relieve the tension by telling anecdotes of Hettie Potter.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In II
15  "They certainly look cool," he said, with visible tension.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  The border agreement was signed, the tension between the two countries began to ease off.
2  There is mounting tension along the border.
3  The tension in that story builds up toward a climax.
4  The incident has further increased tension between the two countries.
5  The city is being sundered by racial tension.
6  Local police are trying to defuse racial tension in the community.
7  The tension in the Far East is building up again.
8  The tension grew in inverse proportion to the distance from their final destination.
9  The tension between the two countries is likely to remain.
10  There's an indefinable air of tension at the meeting.
11  Recent developments in the area have brought latent ethnic tension out into the open.
12  It's just a release of tension.
13  All societies have social mechanisms for the release of tension.
14  I noticed a release of tension when he left the room.
15  The tension in the room had dissipated.