CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1. tend-: stretch. => tend-: stretch to a certain direction, move to a certain direction, move in a certain direction(引申义).
2. tend- + -ency => tendency.
- tendency (n.)
- 1620s, from Medieval Latin tendentia "inclination, leaning," from Latin tendens, present participle of tendere "to stretch, extend, aim" (see tenet). Earlier in same sense was tendaunce (mid-15c.), from Old French tendance.
- 1. Stewart has developed a tendency to mix it verbally with the opposition.
- 2. They have a tendency to try to sidetrack you from your task.
- 3. They have a tendency to show off, to dramatize almost every situation.
- 4. Parks has a tendency to become personally involved with his photographic subjects.
- 5. He is spoiled, arrogant and has a tendency towards snobbery.
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