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Sample sentences for the GRE study word tension

tension can be used as a noun

1.It seemed to her, as she did so, that the tension of Mrs. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
2.The Journalist tried to relieve the tension by telling anecdotes of Hettie Potter. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
3.Under the influence of her mood he felt in all his being a continually growing tension of happiness. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.The very effort to resist the desire of seeing her as I saw everybody else, gave a frenzy and an unnatural tension to my feeling and my manner. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
5.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. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
6.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. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
7.Then, she was supported by an unnatural tension of the nerves, and by all the combative energy of her character, which enabled her to convert the scene into a kind of lurid triumph. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
8.The expression on all faces showed the tension people feel at the approach of those in authority. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.The electric tension was such that at certain instants, the first comer, a stranger, brought light. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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