“Almost as soon as the news broke, observers began referring to the SuperJet program in the past tense,” he said.
Dr Allen is purportedly speaking in the present tense about a law that still has not gone into effect.
Even if the markets go to zero, and all people can do is live in the present tense, life will go on.
In tense debates before Obama authorized the SEALs raid, his officials tried to foresee what the reactions would be in Pakistan.
Whether the Saudis would welcome Gaddafi, with whom they have had tense relations over the years, remains uncertain.
A green glow took their place—a lurid sheen in which the cubby and the tense faces of De Boer and Hans showed with ghastly pallor.
Instead, only a tense horror that touched to the roots of emotion.
The men on each side of him noticed his agitation, and drew away from the emotion of his tense face.
They stood before him palpitating like birds, poised, tense for flight.
It was not till the fourth day that she waited upon her, finding her, as she had expected, tense.
"stretched tight," 1660s, from Latin tensus, past participle of tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Sense of "in a state of nervous tension" is first recorded 1821.
"form of a verb showing time of an action or state," early 14c., tens "time," also "tense of a verb" (late 14c.), from Old French tens "time" (11c.), from Latin tempus (see temporal).
"to make tense," 1670s, from tense (adj.); intransitive sense of "to become tense" (often tense up) is recorded from 1946. Related: Tensed; tensing.
An inflectional (see inflection) form of verbs; it expresses the time at which the action described by the verb takes place. The major tenses are past, present, and future. The verb in “I sing” is in the present tense; in “I sang,” past tense; in “I will sing,” future tense. Other tenses are the present perfect (“I have sung”), the past perfect (“I had sung”), and the future perfect (“I will have sung”).
Of programs, very clever and efficient. A tense piece of code often got that way because it was highly bummed, but sometimes it was just based on a great idea. A comment in a clever routine by Mike Kazar, once a grad-student hacker at CMU: "This routine is so tense it will bring tears to your eyes." A tense programmer is one who produces tense code.