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Adverb
In a sweet manner
Adverb
In a kind or thoughtful manner
“She stretches out her arms, beckoning for him to join in a tender embrace.”
Adverb
Very much, or to a great extent
Adverb
In a mild manner
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“They have a tender approach to the sensitive heather flowers, humming a sweet, persuasive song whilst tentatively stroking the bell-like petals to seek admittance.”
Adverb
Adverb for lacking bodily or structural strength
“All tender plants need to be kept in a frost-free greenhouse or in a cool place indoors.”
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Adverb for young or immature in age
“He has collected a wealth of happy memories since he joined the team at the tender age of 15.”
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Adverb for inexperienced or vulnerable, typically due to one's youth
“In an act of self-sacrifice, she grasps the sword of the executioner in an attempt, by wounding herself, to save from his cruel hands the tender young child she holds to her breast.”
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Adverb for provoking strong emotions
“This tender story about a raccoon that doesn't want to go to school resonates with children's lives and family rituals.”
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Adverb for suggestive of lustful or amorous intentions
“His gaze moved over her in a tender caress, watching the way her hair was blowing across her shoulders in a shining tumble of red gold.”
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Adverb for painful when touched
“Changing the dressing on my war wounds was as good a way as any to judge a nurse, for my wounds were tender and sore in the extreme.”
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Adverb for requiring tact or careful handling
“His bluster was utterly inappropriate for what was already a very tender and awkward situation.”
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(of food) Adverb for easy to chew
“The tender lamb, with its slight edge of gaminess, is a perfect match for the meaty smokiness of the eggplant.”
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