I had little doubt Quinn would tell Howie, disrupting his tenuous relationship with Julie.
Sarah broke the silence with a tenuous giggle that evoked a twisted smile from Jackson.
I knew I would be suborning a lie and allowing a relationship I felt strongly was tenuous at best to move forward into a life commitment.
The young cell-wall is always tenuous and flexible, and may remain so throughout, but in many cases thickenings and structural differentiations, as well as the changes referred to above, alter the primary wall considerably.
In other words, the light may be an exceedingly tenuous cometary tail to the earth, visible only because seen through its very great length.