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The Sabres created some tense moments in the third period, twice cutting the margin to one goal.
Igor Bobic, a politics reporter at Huffington Post, captured the tense moment in a video he posted on Twitter.
While most advertisers have returned to those channels, there’s a sense that “the next couple of weeks will be tense,” noted one agency executive, adding that agencies “have to be ready to move at any moment” should there be more unrest.
It’s usually billed as a horror comedy or a comedy thriller, but those labels undersell how tense and dark the film gets.
Extreme landingsSpeaking of landings, this February a giant A380 aircraft made a tense touchdown in strong crosswinds in London.
Even though it was a very tense moment, he found a way to stick a little bit of humility in there, little bit of comedy in there.
The book, at once tense and tender, is a scrupulously researched account of their lives.
Barring a little stiffness, which he removed by flexing and tensing his muscles, he felt very strong and capable.
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
I felt that familiar tightening behind my eyes, that familiar tensing and hunching of my shoulders.
CUE FOR QUIETTHOMAS L. SHERRED
I was esping the muscles in his stomach, under his loose clothing, for that first tensing sign of anger, but nothing showed.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH

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