One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Causing or expressing tension.
- ‘The heavy, tensive, aching pains are the main indication for its use.’
- ‘Putting the tensive principles of justice and mercy into practice moves us forward in the transformation of a world founded on injustice and lack of compassion.’
- ‘The tensive play between the two metaphors ‘bride’ and ‘body’ works only because it was not outrageous for a nubile woman to be depersonified as a body.’
- ‘But art history with its Hegelian roots has long been multifaceted and tensive; its dissonance is its strength.’
- ‘It has everything - the tensive rivalry, mocking tone, cynical commentary, smug narration and all.’
- ‘He lives in the tensive interim between the present, when he concedes that ‘there is no justice’, and some undisclosed future time, when ‘at the last’ ‘there is a judgment’.’
- ‘Gary Burge's essay examines the tensive relationship of John to historical record.’
- ‘Over time, this tensive, paradoxical understanding gave way to the very different image of childhood dominating high modernity: childhood as a time of innocence and unfolding, natural potentials.’
- ‘This popular study considers the manner in which confessions of faith in the context of worship need the tensive force of controversial dialectic to refine and focus their impact on a wider Christian understanding.’
- ‘The tensive, paradoxical image of childhood forged by the Reformers has much to teach mainline Protestantism.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.