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."
NERVOUS OLD LADY NEAR THE FIRE BEGINS TO CRY, AND HAS TO BE LED OUT.]
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.
"Railway travelling always makes me nervous. I am endeavouring to quiet my mind by occupying myself as usual.
We see her low-spirited and nervous; family events have agitated her."
`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.