TENSION's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of tension
Definition:
n. action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility
Example:
There's a growing mood of transatlantic tension, both real and imagined; a feeling that European capitals and Washington no longer view the world in quite the same way.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
The overstrained condition which had tormented her before did not only come back, but was intensified, and reached such a pitch that she was afraid every minute that something would snap within her from the excessive tension.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
During all this early time they had a peculiarly vivid sense of tension, as it were, a tugging in opposite directions of the chain by which they were bound.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As soon as he entered he noticed and felt the tension of the amorous air in the house, and also noticed a curious embarrassment among some of those present.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On the faces of all who came from the field of battle, and of those who stood around him, Kutuzov noticed an expression of extreme tension.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The poor, dear lady shivered, and I could see the tension of her nerves as she clasped her husband closer to her and bent her head lower and lower still on his breast.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
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 Context
She held her finger tips out to him cordially, but her face betrayed an involuntary sense of tension.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
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 Context
An angle of the wall being given, with the tension of his back and legs, with his elbows and his heels fitted into the unevenness of the stone, he raised himself as if by magic to the third story.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
But nothing arrests nor interrupts the tension of all these energies toward the goal, and the vast, simultaneous activity, which goes and comes, mounts, descends, and mounts again in these obscurities, and which immense unknown swarming slowly transforms the top and the bottom and the inside and the outside.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context