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 Meanings and Examples of TENUOUS
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tenuous
 a.  long and thin; slender; having little substance
Classic Sentence:
1  The effect produced on Frome was rather of a complete absence of atmosphere, as though nothing less tenuous than ether intervened between the white earth under his feet and the metallic dome overhead.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  The air of the late March evening made clear their flight, their dark quivering bodies flying clearly against the sky as against a limp-hung cloth of smoky tenuous blue.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  For now, the band's travel plans are tenuous.
2  The cultural and historical links between the many provinces were seen to be very tenuous.
3  He has a rather tenuous grasp of reality.
4  The allegiance of our allies is held by rather tenuous ties; we all should see it's in dangerous.