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ten yuh wuhs

  • s  having thin consistency
    a tenuous fluid
  • s  very thin in gauge or diameter
    a tenuous thread
  • s  lacking substance or significance; a fragile claim to fame"
    a tenuous argument

  • The northern part of the country was held together by a tenous link over the Eddy pass which was as treacherous as the marauding tribesmen in the north.
  • The ruling party limped along with a tenuous majority after the defection.
  • The diaspora yearned to retain the link to the motherland, however tenuous that link would be.
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  • Amidst recent allegations, is it time for the Troika to dissolve?
    FXstreet.com (New York) - The tenuous relationship between the triumvirate of the European... For more information, read our latest forex news.
    June 10, 2013 - The Forex Market
  • NASA AIM Satellite Spots First Noctilucent Clouds Of 2013
    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Noctilucent clouds (NLCs), tenuous cloud-like phenomena that form every summer in the skies above the North Pole, are forming earlier than usual, NASA officials confirmed on Friday. According to the US space agency, NLCs are formed when “ice crystals begin to cling to the smoky remains of meteors, forming electric-blue clouds with tendrils ...
    June 9, 2013 - redOrbit
  • Can Tenuous Peace Among Lebanon's Religious Sects Survive Stress of Syria's War?
    Watch Video | Listen to the Audio JEFFREY BROWN: In the final story of her overseas reporting trip to Lebanon, Margaret Warner looks at the tenuous peace among the country's various religious sects, and whether it can survive as the conflict in Syria moves deeper inside Lebanon's borders. MARGARET WARNER: In a high-end jewelry store in the Hamra district of Beirut, owner Elie Nawbar is ...
    June 8, 2013 - The Online NewsHour

  • Charles Schumer in FOXNews
    Attorney General Gonzales' hold on the department gets more tenuous each day,Schumer said in a written statement.
  • Brian Billick in Forbes
    Everybody knows life in the NFL is very tenuous when it comes to your backup,Baltimore coach Brian Billick said. "He has to be ready to play. I thought Kyle played very well today."
  • David Petraeus in Seattle Times
    But Petraeus added that "progress is tenuous" and "there are innumerable challenges out there."

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