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TENSE. A term used in, grammar to denote the distinction of time.
     2. The acts of a court of justice ought to be in the present tense; as, "praeceptum est," not "preaceptum fuit;" but the acts of, the party may be in the preterperfect tense, as "venit, et protulit hic in curia quandum querelam suam;" and the continuances are in the preterperfect tense; as, "venerunt," not "veniunt." 1 Mod. 81.
     3. The contract of marriage should be made in language in the present tense. 6 Binn. Rep. 405. Vide 1 Saund. 393, n. 1.

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Tensing, 27, killed 43-year-old Sam DuBose in July 2015 after pulling him over a missing front license plate.
Tensing dropped his head into his hand and squeezed his eyes, while one man seated with DuBose's family hung his head and looked out at the rain.
Tensing, a white 26-year-old man, claimed he had been dragged by DuBose's car, but witness testimony, physical evidence and the body camera footage captured all said otherwise, prosecutors (http://www.
Then follow the same procedure with the stomach muscles and then the buttock muscles, tensing and relaxing.
1986: Tensing Norgay, the Nepalese climber known as Sherpa Tensing, died.