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Definitions of tense:

part of speech: superlative


part of speech: noun

That form or modification of the verb by which time is expressed.

part of speech: noun

The form of a verb to indicate the time of the action.

part of speech: adjective

Strained to stiffness: rigid.

part of speech: adjective

Drawn tightly; not lax; severely strained; rigid; tense nerves.

part of speech: adjective

Drawn tight; stretched; rigid.

part of speech: noun

A change in the form of a verb, showing the time of the action expressed; a verb form which indicates a certain distinction of time by changing its form or by the help of auxiliaries.

part of speech: comparative


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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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