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And yet I CANNOT be with him, it makes me so nervous.
Clare, trembling as he spoke, but speaking cheerfully, "you've got nervous and low-spirited; you mustn't indulge such gloomy thoughts.
I close-reefed my ears-- that is to say, I bent the flaps of them down and furled them into five or six folds, and pressed them against the hearing-orifice--but it did no good: the faculty was so sharpened by nervous excitement that it was become a microphone and could hear through the overlays without trouble.
Give your evidence,' the King repeated angrily, `or I'll have you executed, whether you're nervous or not.
When their nervous energy had spent itself and they came to take stock of what they had been fighting it developed that Malbihn alone had seen anything clearly.
I was now so nervous with my own imaginings that I immediately drew my revolver.
Are you not the author of a monograph upon obscure nervous lesions?
Philip walked up and down the crowded street and at last saw Monsieur Foinet walking, with bent head, towards him; Philip was very nervous, but he forced himself to go up to him.
HIGGINS [looking at her in cool wonder] The creature IS nervous, after all.
The prince jumped to the conclusion that Aglaya, too, was nervous about him, and the impression he would make, and that she did not like to admit her anxiety; and this thought alarmed him.
Brilliant performance of prelude to the Judge's song in "Trial by Jury" by nervous Pianist.
Halfway through supper Prince Andrew leaned his elbows on the table and, with a look of nervous agitation such as Pierre had never before seen on his face, began to talk- as one who has long had something on his mind and suddenly determines to speak out.