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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
That’s one of the tenets of Meghan’s Los Angeles high-school alma mater, Immaculate Heart.
One of the tenets of early American civic republicanism was that acting publicly on behalf of the community required individual economic independence.
Launched in 2012, the community service project follows one of the basic tenets of Sikhism, the fifth-largest world religion, by performing selfless acts of service to others.
The work being done now is forcing a reconsideration of basic tenets of clinical oncology—for instance, whether surgery should be a first line of treatment or should come after drugs like Keytruda.
Emmerling said the show's more-than-gentle ribbing of the tenets of Mormon faith resonates particularly with members of the Latter-day Saints community, who often come up to him after curtain to share their knowing appreciation of the lampoon.
Even more shocking to researchers was the fact that Hawking radiation should erase information from the Universe, in apparent contradiction to some of the basic tenets of quantum theory, as Hawking pointed out in 1976.
And one of the key tenets of Hamilton’s approach is that the market’s major trend is presumed to remain in force until formally reversed.
Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity.
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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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