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Examples of tenet in a Sentence
the central tenets of a religion
one of the basic tenets of the fashion industry
Recent Examples of tenet from the Web
Landowners also retained the right to sell or rent their land at any point during the rental agreement, as long as the new owners or tenets agree to the wind farm’s conditions.
The idea of a job guarantee originally comes from a movement in economics known as Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), one of whose tenets is that monetary policy more or less does not work.
After decades of notoriety for demonstrating one of social psychology’s fundamental tenets — how morally pliable most people are — Philip Zimbardo is understandably tired of being associated with the darker sides of human behavior.
Other tenets of preventative medicine, such as vaccines, sanitation and anti-smoking initiatives, save many more.
Al-Faqih's research revealed that that lack was caused only by custom and convention, not the tenets of the Hanafi school of Islamic thought followed in Palestine.
This is the simple-to-say, but brutally-difficult-to-enact tenet at the heart of Guardiola’s philosophy.
Satia couldn’t understand the apparent contradiction between Quaker tenets and the gun-making Galtons, who strived in the industry for decades without incurring the church’s disapproval.
Had this tenet been followed, the benefactor’s beef would be with the policies that the board has set for the special-purposes fund.
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tenets vs. tenants
Thanks to its confusingly similar pronunciation, tenant (“occupant, land-holder”) is sometimes erroneously used in place of tenet (“principle, doctrine”). Consider this example:
One of the ancient tenants of the Buddist [sic] belief is, “He who sits still, wins” –Police, January/February 1968
You will probably never make the opposite mistake (that is, substitute tenet for tenant), but if you think you might, remember that tenant and occupant both end in -ant.
TENET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tenet for English Language Learners
: a belief or idea that is very important to a group
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