from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tendency.
  • noun Same as tendance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Tendency.

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  • noun Obsolete form of tendency.


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  • I am not now, nor have I ever been a member of the SWFA for obvious reasons and when it comes to almost any organisation ‘je suis Marxiste, tendence Groucho’.

    Out in the Open (A SFWA-Related Post) « Whatever 2007

  • Whatever the reason, it's not the "wisdom of crowds" at work, but the "stupidity of crowds" or maybe just a natural tendence to anarchy.

    Internet News: Vandalism at Wikipedia 2006

  • As to stealing my beloved from that vile Glen Doone, the deed itself was not impossible, nor beyond my daring; but in the first place would she come, leaving her old grandfather to die without her tendence?

    Lorna Doone Richard Doddridge 2004

  • Nevertheless, there was yard work, and house work, and tendence of stock, enough to save any man from idleness.

    Lorna Doone Richard Doddridge 2004

  • Now, truly, if this course be followed, -- so to heighten our differences, by adorning the truth we own with such titles as it doth not merit, and branding the errors we oppose with such marks as in cold blood we cannot think they themselves, but only in their (by us supposed) tendence, do deserve, --

    The Sermons of John Owen 1616-1683 1968

  • And is not the genuine tendence of these things open and visible unto all?

    The Sermons of John Owen 1616-1683 1968

  • And thus am I stepped down upon the words of my text, finding them in the close of the arguments drawn from the power of Christ to persuade professors to constancy in the paths of the gospel; and having passed through their coherence, and held out their aim and tendence, their opening and application come now to be considered.

    The Sermons of John Owen 1616-1683 1968

  • I desire it may be observed, that the general issue and tendence of unlimited arbitrary persecution, or punishing for conscience 'sake

    The Sermons of John Owen 1616-1683 1968

  • The punishment due to our sin and the chastisement of our peace was upon him; which that it was the pains of hell, in their nature and being, in their weight and pressure, though not in tendence and continuance (it being impossible that he should be detained by death), who can deny and not be injurious to the justice of God, which will inevitably inflict those pains to eternity upon sinners?

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ 1616-1683 1967

  • [53] The death that Christ underwent was eternal in its own nature and tendence, — not so to him, because of his holiness, power, and the unity of his person.

    Two Short Catechisms 1616-1683 1965


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