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Sample sentences for the GRE study word tenure

tenure can be used as a verb
tenure can be used as a noun

1.The scope and tenure of thy jealous. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.The tenure of my book trust not my age. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.In Silesia, lands held by a noble tenure are taxed three per cent. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
4.Notwithstanding my inability to settle to anything,--which I hope arose out of the restless and incomplete tenure on which I held my means,--I had a taste for reading, and read regularly so many hours a day. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
5.On one side of the road rose a high, rough bank, where hazels and stunted oaks, with their roots half exposed, held uncertain tenure the soil was too loose for the latter and strong winds had blown some nearly horizontal. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6.For upwards of twenty years before this epoch, the independent position of the Collector had kept the Salem Custom-House out of the whirlpool of political vicissitude, which makes the tenure of office generally so fragile. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.In some countries, this tax was confined to the lands which were held in property by an ignoble tenure and, in this case, the taille was said to be real. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.I remember well that the slaves, convinced of the precarious tenure on which they held their lives, passed whole days and nights in praying, crying, and groaning. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
9.If Chaucer is the "Well of English undefiled," Spenser is the broad and stately river that yet holds the tenure of its very life from the fountain far away in other and ruder scenes. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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