nervousness


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Natasha felt offended by the hesitation she had noticed in the anteroom, by her father's nervousness, and by the unnatural manner of the princess who- she thought- was making a favor of receiving her, and so everything displeased her.
She leaned her head wearily against his shoulder, and her body shivered with recurrent nervousness.
He could see no reason for it and attributed it to her nervousness.
The nervousness and dread that were upon him inspired that vague uneasiness respecting the Bank, which a great change would naturally awaken, with such feelings roused.
The Silent Man seemed even more clumsy than usual, and drank champagne with regularity and determination out of sheer nervousness.
We took our midnight meal almost in silence; for an unusual nervousness seemed to have seized on my old friend.
But when the echoes had fully ceased, a light laughter at once pervaded the assembly; the musicians looked at each other and smiled as if at their own nervousness and folly, and made whispering vows, each to the other, that the next chiming of the clock should produce in them no similar emotion; and then, after the lapse of sixty minutes, (which embrace three thousand and six hundred seconds of the Time that flies,) there came yet another chiming of the clock, and then were the same disconcert and tremulousness and meditation as before.
She seemed to be shaking in every limb, but not with nervousness.
He took her hand awkwardly, and he was almost speechless with nervousness.
Before any show airs, any creative person experiences a nervousness and so I think that nervousness can manifest itself in a variety of ways.
At times, nervousness seemed to be evoked as an explanative tool.
The Republican Governors Association convened in Orlando, Florida this week, and while the governors were predictably excited about having a GOP president-elect in Donald Trump, there was reportedly an undercurrent of nervousness about the outsider, as well.