from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete spelling of tense.


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  • That last sen­tence is the biggest downer I’ve read in a long, long time.

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  • But I had just discovered them and I knew that I would never catch up with the others even if I tried — so I sipped my way through that month on crisp glasses of chilled gin and soothed my social awkwardness with the refreshing bite of the liquid entering my lukewarm exis tence, only to soften into the temperature of one who was destined to only watch and never dance inside the circle.

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  • The last squire dragged out his exis - tence there, living the horrible life of an aristocratic pauper; but his only son, my stepfather, seeing that he must adapt himself to the new conditions, obtained an advance from a relative, which enabled him to take a medical degree and went out to Calcutta, where, by his professional skill and his force of character, he established a large practice.

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  • In a fit of anger, however, caused by some robberies which had been perpetrated in the house, he beat his native butler to death and narrowly escaped a capital sen - tence.

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  • Not quite the professional compe-244 tence and detachment of yourself, my dear Commander, but quiet, sincere, some natural grief bravely under control.

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  • In teh hedlynz tunite, a ankshus nayshun heebz a sy ub releef az a tence drama comez tu a end.

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  • Peacefully general astonishment assisted by regrettitude had put a term till his exis-tence: he saw the family saggarth, resigned, put off his remain — ders, was recalled and scrapheaped by the Maker.

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  • Page 20 tence, by word and example, to whites especially, on the necessity of anti-racist action, has touched the lives of younger activists.

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  • Nora tried not to cringe when he actually ended the sen - tence by combining a wink with a loud, double-clicking noise from the side of his mouth.

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  • Turley said the prison sen tence was in line with most civilian manslaughter cases in the United States, although he is not convinced that the accident should have resulted in any charges.

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