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“… imperfect tense the Pieta of course …”

meanings of tense


  1. An inflected form of a verb that indicates tense.
  2. Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.
  3. The property of indicating the point in time at which an action or state of being occurs or exists.


  1. To apply a tense to.
  2. To make or become tense.


  1. Pulled taut, without any slack.
  2. Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.

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