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system

noun arrangement, artificium, classification, formula, logical process, manner, means, method, modeof management, operation, order, orderliness, orderly combiiation, organization, pattern, plan, policy, practice, procedure, process, program, recipe, regime, regimen, regularity, scheme, settled procedure, state of order, strategy, technique, way
Associated concepts: commercial system, governmental system, judicial system, legal system, retirement system
See also: arrangement, array, avenue, bureaucracy, codification, complex, contrivance, course, development, device, doctrine, form, guide, hierarchy, institute, means, method, mode, modus operandi, opportunity, order, plan, practice, procedure, process, program, rule, scheme, strategy, usage
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My nervous system is shattered; my nights are nights of horror.
On this presumption, she stopped at noon at a neat farmhouse, to rest herself, and buy some dinner for her child and self; for, as the danger decreased with the distance, the supernatural tension of the nervous system lessened, and she found herself both weary and hungry.
Her whole nervous system has given way; all the ordinary functions of her brain are in a state of collapse.
Billy would simply cry himself to sleep--it was bad for his whole nervous system, but it would not actually make him sick.
His entire nervous system seemed to have been stirred up with a pole.
There was no peculiar indication in any organ -- an excitement of the nervous system -- that was it; a case of cerebral congestion -- nothing more.
Within the last few months it became increasingly plain to me that Sir Charles's nervous system was strained to the breaking point.
This violent strain upon the nervous system over, my lord, what ensues?
But, I perfectly remember that I sat swilling tea until my whole nervous system, if I had had any in those days, must have gone by the board.
I wonder your nervous system isn't completely wrecked," said Mrs.
Willows says that he is a wreck and that his nervous system is shattered.
Virgin natures have, beyond all others, the inexplicable gift of second-sight, the reason of which lies perhaps in the purity of their nervous systems, which are, as it were, brand-new.