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Uganda has moved to clamp down on social media use in the country even as its diplomatic relations with the US have taken a bad turn after a tense and disputed election.

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“While I don’t think anything I’d say would reflect poorly on our district or my school, I know things are tense and I wouldn’t want to agitate it further,” said the teacher, who teaches American history at a high school.

The NBA’s 11 scheduled games proceeded as scheduled despite the tense scene earlier in the day at the nation’s capital.

For instance, if you tend to bounce your knee up and down by tensing your calf muscle, choose a seat away from other people who may find the resulting vibrations hard to ignore.

Paulsen refers to himself as “the boy” rather than “I” in the book, and he recalls many tense and dangerous moments.

He is tensely and formally dressed on all occasions, with an encyclopedic memory of beer labels.

Malcolm had heard many such tensely dramatic stories from fugitives who had reached Lucknow during July.

John watched the kitten, and Eric watched, too—watched tensely, for he sensed what would happen to it.

Moya faced them tensely, a slim wraith of a girl with dark eyes that blazed.

"Ah, I see——" And then, "That other door," he whispered tensely.

"They will win their way across, unless he wakes," said Renwick tensely.

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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tensely, such as: breathlessly, eagerly, frantically, furiously, heatedly, and madly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.