nervous


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nervous

[′nər·vəs]
(neuroscience)
Of or pertaining to nerves.
Originating in or affected by nerves.
Affecting or involving nerves.
(psychology)
A state or condition of nervousness.
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I'm not nervous this time," said the Story Girl, "but the first time I recited I was.
There is a tomb in Shepperton churchyard, however, with a poem on it, and I was nervous lest Harris should want to get out and fool round it.
The next mention, some days hence, will be to the effect that he is suffering from nervous prostration and has been given a vacation by his grateful flock.
And yet I CANNOT be with him, it makes me so nervous.
We know,' he told me, 'that certain disordered conditions of the brain and the nervous system produce results quite as extraordinary as any that you have described--and there our knowledge ends.
After I had graduated I continued to devote myself to research, occupying a minor position in King's College Hospital, and I was fortunate enough to excite considerable interest by my research into the pathology of catalepsy, and finally to win the Bruce Pinkerton prize and medal by the monograph on nervous lesions to which your friend has just alluded.
Without professing to believe in omens, it was at least encouraging to find no direct nervous influences--no stormy or electric perturbations-- in the atmosphere.
She is so nervous that we may lose her any day; and if you wish Captain Crawley to be her heir, I warn you frankly, Madam, that you are doing your very best to serve him.
Give your evidence,' said the King; `and don't be nervous, or I'll have you executed on the spot.
I had recovered strength amazingly since my landing, but I was still inclined to be nervous and to break down under any great stress.
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.
I had found my way to the free public library, and was reading myself into nervous prostration.