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An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
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Etymology

(3) From Old French tendre.

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Verb

Infinitive
to tend

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tend (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make a tender of; to offer or tender.
  2. To look after (e.g. an ill person.)
  3. (Followed by to infinitive.) Be likely, or probable to do something, or to have a certain characteristic.
    They tend to go out on Saturdays.
    It tends to snow here in winter.

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French

Verb

tend

  1. Third-person singular present indicative of tendre.

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