The tenor of the briefing room made clear just how fundamentally the GOP has altered the terms of political debate.
But with President Obama vowing to take the lead, the tenor of the debate might be changing.
Irish tenor Ronan Tynan sang at both services, just as he had so many times in New York after 9/11.
It is Cheney, not his former boss, who seems more attuned with the current tenor of the GOP.
Given the tenor of the unfolding campaign season, the unsolicited confessional may just be the best new idea in politics.
But there was an apprehension to disturb the tenor of his thoughts, and fall heavily upon his official capacity.
The harmonies which you mean are the mixed or tenor Lydian, and the full-toned or bass Lydian, and such like.
The treble, sixth, seventh, and tenor were “maiden”; the others needed but slight alteration.
Tall and very dark, he looked unlike the ideal Wagner tenor.
I was not; but both Hugh Atherton and myself were led to anticipate what the tenor of it would be.
c.1300, "general meaning, purpose, drift," from Old French tenour "substance, sense" (13c.), from Latin tenorem (nominative tenor) "contents, course," originally "a holding on," from tenere "to hold" (see tenet). The musical sense of "high male voice" is attested from late 14c., because the sustained melody (canto fermo) was carried by the tenor's part.