Instead, only a tense horror that touched to the roots of emotion.
"I don't understand this," said Linda, white lipped and tense.
They stood before him palpitating like birds, poised, tense for flight.
How tense they both had been, how afraid of each other, how she had irritated him!
The irregularity of the proceeding was unnoticed in the tense excitement.
He waited, ...