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Definition the term during which some position is held;
or: the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands;
or: giving or describing permanent employment to
  • It is a bear skull, the remains of a grizzly shot by someone who visited the bus years before McCandless's tenure.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
tenure = time spent in a place
  • And yet I can think of no student during my tenure as Director who has been more deserving.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • He accompanied her up the hill, explaining to her the details of his forthcoming tenure of the other farm.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The tenure of judges concerns how long they stay in office, how they will be paid, and precautions for their responsibility.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Which meant that she would have had to start her tenure at SMP with damaging cutbacks in staff.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • He's got tenure, though, and he's never been caught at anything completely untoward.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Nothing so surprising had happened in his whole tenure as deputy.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He said that he would make this camp just as Omori had been under his tenure.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Not at all the way she wanted to end her tenure at Millennium.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • IT TAKES SOME OF US a long time to find out what the price is of being in nature, and what the facts are about your tenure.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Harlon Block's tenure as the heir to Mike Strank lasted until dusk.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He was about to become a tenured Harvard professor.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Now, however, it took no great sensibility to feel that poor Ralph's tenure of life was less elastic than it should be.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The Leather-Stocking is much given to impeach the justice of the tenure by which the whites hold the country.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • If so, my tenure in this world is short.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • Her voice sounds irritated and impatient, like some of Dad's tenured colleagues at school who Dad says are just counting the days till retirement.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Mr Dorrit was in the habit of receiving this old man as if the old man held of him in vassalage under some feudal tenure.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The tenure by which the judges are to hold their places, is, as it unquestionably ought to be, that of good behavior.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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