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synonyms for tensely

  • breathlessly
  • eagerly
  • frantically
  • furiously
  • heatedly
  • madly
  • passionately
  • wildly
  • apprehensively
  • erratically
  • excitably
  • feverishly
  • frenziedly
  • hotly
  • hysterically
  • restlessly
  • tempestuously
  • uncontrollably
  • uncontrolledly
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How to use tensely in a sentence

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.
UGANDA HAS BLOCKED SOCIAL MEDIA INDEFINITELY AS DIPLOMATIC TENSIONS SPIKE WITH USSTEPHEN KAFEEROJANUARY 19, 2021QUARTZ
“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.
AFTER CAPITOL ATTACK, SOCIAL STUDIES AND CIVICS TEACHERS STRUGGLE WITH REAL-TIME HISTORY LESSONSJOE HEIM, VALERIE STRAUSSJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The NBA’s 11 scheduled games proceeded as scheduled despite the tense scene earlier in the day at the nation’s capital.
BUCKS, PISTONS LEAD NBA PROTESTS OF JACOB BLAKE DECISION, CAPITOL VIOLENCEBEN GOLLIVERJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
FIDGETING CAN RELAX YOUR BODY AND BRAIN—IF YOU DO IT RIGHTJANUARY 6, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Paulsen refers to himself as “the boy” rather than “I” in the book, and he recalls many tense and dangerous moments.
GARY PAULSEN TELLS HIS OWN SURVIVAL STORY IN ‘GONE TO THE WOODS’MARY QUATTLEBAUMJANUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Malcolm had heard many such tensely dramatic stories from fugitives who had reached Lucknow during July.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
John watched the kitten, and Eric watched, too—watched tensely, for he sensed what would happen to it.
THE MEDICI BOOTSPEARL NORTON SWET
Moya faced them tensely, a slim wraith of a girl with dark eyes that blazed.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
"Ah, I see——" And then, "That other door," he whispered tensely.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
"They will win their way across, unless he wakes," said Renwick tensely.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
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WORDS RELATED TO TENSELY

  • apprehensively
  • breathlessly
  • eagerly
  • erratically
  • excitably
  • feverishly
  • frantically
  • frenziedly
  • furiously
  • heatedly
  • hotly
  • hysterically
  • madly
  • passionately
  • restlessly
  • tempestuously
  • tensely
  • uncontrollably
  • uncontrolledly
  • wildly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.