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The show started filming in Israel over the summer, but was forced to abandon the location as political tensions escalated.

Political tensions are underlying every move in Nigeria, where, in February, the next presidential candidates will be nominated.

Outside, again, tensions have not been this high in the Chechen capital for years.

Rioting and looting ensued shortly after the verdict and racial tensions were tense across the United States for years to follow.

Only 34 percent said it increased neighborhood tensions, with “very little difference among black and white voters.”

The inclined tensions and compressions in the bars of a braced web are equivalent to this shear.

After that, everything happened to build his tensions to the breaking point.

Take as example the chapter in which he explains electrostatic attractions by pressures and tensions in the dielectric medium.

Hence the tension of a thick film is equal to the sum of the tensions of its two surfaces as already calculated (equation 7).

Then he was aware that the board had come to rest, and from muscular pressures and tensions he knew that he was lying on his back.


On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tensions, such as: pressure, stress, strain, force, rigidity, and stiffness.

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