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- She gets a job as a nanny, which consists mainly of civilizing Grayer (Nicholas Reese Art), the spoiled, emotionally retarded, but redeemable, offspring of a tensely striving .
- Police, newshawks, cameramen, bodyguardsmen, idlers, the President himself waited tensely for the picketers to arrive and be repulsed.
- In this tensely celibate world, Georges is shocked to discover that the classmate who first befriended him is having a love affair with another boy.
- Javed Miandad in ABC Online
The matches have been so close and tensely fought that people not only in England but in other cricket-playing nations are totally involved in its outcome,Miandad, who played 124 matches for his country, said on Friday.
- John Le Carre in Washington Post
On a day when the entire nation was listening to the radio, when an entire nation was waiting tensely to hear if Gilad will return, if a deal is on, what its price would be; on a day when we - as a responsible opposition - without even being asked,... Dalia Itzik http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalia_Itzik&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFOw3r7dZUw9YYwzVLBF7Vin7Zyiw Jerusalem Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite%3Fcid%3D1261364485243%26pagename%3DJPost%252FJPArticle%252FShowFull&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGpv_OkONvkbq1yLgrgSIHygIuw-Q Dec 23, 2009
98973 131277 tenseness During the Cold War, every crossing point from East to West had the tenseness of a major surgical operation," wrote John le CarrÃ© in "Smiley's People," a classic novel of East-West skullduggery.