tenet » tent

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Dowd violated one of the cardinal tents of the newspaper business: Don’t mislead your readers, because your credibility is your only currency. Lose it, and the reader won’t care how good a writer you are. (Lufkin Daily News, 2003/05/30)
  • The Islamic disavowal of the primary tents of Christianity demonstrates the fundamental incompatibility of the two religions as mutually reconcilable theologies. (Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., Union University)
  • One of the basic tents of Christianity as it is practiced in real life is hospitality. (link)
  • One of the key tents of DSI (Dynamic Systems Initiative), is ‘Design for Operations’. (mcrosoft.com)
  • The key thing is that you realize the two go hand-in-hand, and the design of the home and the features of the site must work together to give you the full benefits of efficiency and comfort. This is one of the basic tents of what is called a “passive solar home.” (link)

See also _tenet»tenant_, and the additional remarks there.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/04/03 |


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    Commentary by Ken Lakritz , 2005/04/03 at 5:03 pm

    ‘tenet’ also frequently turns into ‘tenant.’ I have a post illustrating this in the ‘contributions’ section.

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    Commentary by Chris Waigl , 2005/04/04 at 9:07 pm

    I’ll use this occasion to thank you, for your countless excellent contributions.

    The entry tenet»tenant was delayed owing to a problem I had while posting. It’s all there, now.

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