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having little substance or significance; not solidly based

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having thin consistency

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very thin in gauge or diameter

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lacking substance or significance

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As tenuous links are no stranger to this column, we should remind readers that Flowers once stood for election as a prospective Labour MP in Coventry; that the seriously-loaded Lord Bhattacharyya has given PS1million to the University of Warwick for research and there is "speculation" that Ed Balls' researcher lives within 100 miles of Broadgate.
See Tenuous Relations at Liverpool Actors Studio in Seel Street from March 28 to April 2.
To draw the conclusion about US-Pakistan relations as being 'tenuous' based on the fact that Afghanistan received $ 30 billion a year and Pakistan $ 10.4 in all is like comparing apples and oranges.
It lies in the middle of Saturn's E ring, a tenuous outer circle of fine ice particles.
"All life exists in a tenuous balance that demands that no one organism increase in number so that it becomes out of proportion or unduly emphasized at the expense of other organisms," the book advises.
The conceptual parallels might seem tenuous between the bodily sacrifice of homicidal-suicidal terrorists and the ballet dancer whose body is surrendered in the name of art.
When we met I was taking the first tenuous steps out of the closet and was planning to move from Georgia to Italy to reinvent myself.
Harper's tenuous conservative government is backed by 26 members from Alberta, many of whom have loyalties to both Harper and Klein.
A kind of tightrope walk where the line between inclusion and exclusion can be tenuous. Arnold Rampersad, the senior editor of The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry, writes that in compiling this collection, "We would not include a poem simply because it was thought to be of historical importance, or of some other significance, if we saw it as also technically flawed in some obvious way.
In this bifurcated show, three group portraits stood out for their confidence and authority; the others seemed experimental, tenuous, or simply incomplete.
Expert testimony indicated that, because of their speculative and controversial nature, as well as the tenuous link between the options and the value of the research and development functions performed by the holder, unrelated parties would not agree to pay for options granted to the employees of an entity providing such functions.
Indigenous groups' environmental problems stem from their tenuous rights to the land they occupy, advocates say.
The tenuous compromise could fall apart during future battles to confirm nominees for the Supreme Court.
The tenuous relationship between John Leland and the Primitive Baptists needs further explication.
It is elegantly photographed by David Tennant and intelligently organized into three distinct but overlapping chapters: "Love," "Recollection" and "Redemption." Using archival footage and home movies, Davis also cleverly insinuates how the cinema, perhaps like individual memory, is a set of powerful but ultimately tenuous lines between what is inside the frame and what is outside the frame.