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the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

the general sense or significance, as of an action or statement

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the adult male singing voice above baritone

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the pitch range of the highest male voice

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an adult male with a tenor voice

a settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life

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the general meaning or substance of an utterance

(of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass

of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice

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So exquisite is the adaptation of Bass to Treble, of Tenor to Contralto, that oftentimes the Loved Ones, though twenty thousand leagues away, recognize at once the responsive note of their destined Lover; and, penetrating the paltry obstacles of distance, Love unites the three.
The whole tenor of his thoughts instantaneously changed; the battle seemed the memory of a remote event long past.
Our conversations have, I think, made sufficiently clear to you the tenor of my life and purposes: a tenor unsuited, I am aware, to the commoner order of minds.
It came from James, and seems to show the tenor of their whisperings, for his words were, 'Easily enough, if you slip me beneath your shawl.
This report seemed to please the little, grim, gray old man more than aught he had heard in several days; for it made it apparent that the priest had not as yet divulged the tenor of his conjecture to the Outlaw of Torn.
At that time, their tenor and contents might easily have been explained.
This purely fictitious state of the market was bound shortly to pass, and Ward Valley was not to be induced to change the even tenor of its way by any insane stock exchange flurry.
Villa Kennan the Thrush-throated Songstress, and Sing Song Silly the Irish-Terrier Tenor," her husband pictured the head-lines for her.
It doesn't pay to go behind the scenes and see the angel-voiced tenor beat his wife.
Thenceforth sweet Cecily kept the noiseless tenor of her way unvexed by the attentions of enamoured swains.
Captain Jim told tales, and Marshall Elliott sang old Scotch ballads in a fine tenor voice; finally Captain Jim took down his old brown fiddle from the wall and began to play.
They saw me; and Arthur already was running to meet me; but I immediately turned back and walked steadily homeward; for I had fully determined never to encounter his mother again; and regardless of the shrill voice in my ear, calling upon me to 'wait a moment,' I pursued the even tenor of my way; and he soon relinquished the pursuit as hopeless, or was called away by his mother.
which," he said, "let the word charity have what construction it would, it sufficiently appeared to be from the whole tenor of the New Testament.
Then some deep-water sailor, from the waist of the ship, lifted a rich tenor voice in the "Song of the Trade Wind":
When the ceremony of plighting troth was over, the beadle spread before the lectern in the middle of the church a piece of pink silken stuff, the choir sang a complicated and elaborate psalm, in which the bass and tenor sang responses to one another, and the priest turning round pointed the bridal pair to the pink silk rug.