Examples of tenure in a Sentence
- … but there is also about it just the trace of the nettlesome righteousness that alienated much of Washington during his tenure there, the not-so-subtle suggestion that while he might be in politics, he is not of politics and certainly not, God_forbid, a politician. —Jim Wooten, New York Times Magazine, 29 Jan. 1995
- Pittsburgh's offensive linemen, trap blockers during Noll's tenure, had to bulk up for the straight-ahead game. —Paul Zimmerman, Sports Illustrated, 9 Nov. 1992
- A mural on the upper half of a four-story guesthouse was painted in 1977 by twelve-year-old schoolchildren, whose tenure on the scaffold must have thrilled their parents. —John McPhee, New Yorker, 22 Feb. 1988
During his tenure as head coach, the team won the championship twice.
her 12-year tenure with the company
His tenure in office will end with the next election.
After seven years I was finally granted tenure.
He hopes to get tenure next year.
The defendant did not have tenure on the land.
land tenure in Anglo-Saxon Britain
Recent Examples of tenure from the Web
While other scientists write books for lay readers, only Stephen seemed to earn tenure on the New York Times bestseller list, thanks in part to that ingenious title.
Gorsuch’s tenure on a Western federal appellate court gave him more experience on tribal issues than most of his colleagues.
During Forbes’ tenure at the Fogg, the Forbes Pigment Collection grew to more than 2,000 samples, morphing into a work of art all its own.
Lattice's share price rose 32 percent during Billerbeck's tenure; during the same period, an index of 30 other chip stocks (not including Lattice) rose nearly 240 percent.
City and court records show Strange’s tenure at the police department involved two legal payouts and a third allegation of wrongdoing during a traffic stop.
The Wildcats ruined Notre Dame’s Selection Sunday by knocking off Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 finals, earning the ninth NCAA tournament bid of coach Bob McKillop’s 29-year tenure.
By the way, Prunty served on Johnson's staff during Johnson's full tenure with the Dallas Mavericks.
This marks Michigan's third straight NCAA tournament appearance and the eighth in the 11-year tenure for head coach John Beilein.
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TENURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tenure for English Language Learners
: the amount of time that a person holds a job, office, or title
: the right to keep a job (especially the job of being a professor at a college or university) for as long as you want to have it
law : the right to use property
legal Definition of tenure
- tenure of office
- freehold tenure
Origin and Etymology of tenure
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