It was instead a mass impulse, something that they knew they had to do, to release the tension inside the parliament.
While the settlers are an obvious problem and source of tension, expulsion is not part of the PA platform.
The director knew exactly how to mount the tension and surprise us with those delirious effects.
An artist in “A Separate Sorrow” struggles with the tension between what she wants and how she wants others to see her.
The Mossad high command must surely be convening emergency meetings in an atmosphere of tension and heightened alertness.
Making and turning square corners, stitching heavy edge for tension practice.
Dick, too, had felt the tension of an emotion far beyond that of the usual things.
As it grew louder and louder the tension within her increased, broke its bounds, set her heart to throbbing too—throbbing wildly.
It seemed to relieve the tension drawn by the other woman's torment.
Presently the candle, carefully fostered, picked up heart, and the tension of doubt about its future was relieved.
1530s, "a stretched condition," from Middle French tension, from Latin tensionem (nominative tensio) "a stretching" (in Medieval Latin "a struggle, contest"), noun of state from tensus, past participle of tendere "to stretch," from PIE root *ten- "stretch" (see tenet). The sense of "nervous strain" is first recorded 1763. The meaning "electromotive force" (in high-tension wires) is recorded from 1802.
tension ten·sion (těn'shən)
The act or process of stretching something tight.
The condition of so being stretched.
A force tending to stretch or elongate something.
The partial pressure of a gas, especially dissolved in a liquid such as blood.
Mental, emotional, or nervous strain.
Barely controlled hostility or a strained relationship between people or groups.