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Plus, having a few tethers to our reality helps keep viewers oriented in what happened on this version of Earth.
It indicated that things were going very badly indeed; that Laura was at the end of her tether.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
And I have to stand by and see you at the end of your tether, hurt and frightened, and to know that I can do nothing for you.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
The arrow-swift horses of a Persian trader slept in one stall; a tall dromedary shook his tether in another.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
And when your really scientific ragger sinks to this, he is nearing the end of his tether.
THE GOLD BATP. G. WODEHOUSE
Pursuing such an inquiry with regard to Frederick Chopin, we find ourselves, however, soon at the end of our tether.
The snorts and restless motions of the dromedary, straining at its tether, denoted danger.
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
Suddenly he hopped away, the full length of his tether; and Horner picked up the mangled victim.
KINGS IN EXILESIR CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS
It has cost us more dollars than any of us care to reckon, and I for one am tolerably near the end of my tether.
There are thousands of these foreign brothers of ours slipping the tether of life daily.

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