noun /təˈnæs.ɪ.ti,təˈnæsətʲi/
a) The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose.

— Our opponents may be younger, faster and less out of shape than we are, but we have something they’ll never have!

b) The quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; – as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc.

— Tenure?

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