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This time he enjoyed peaceful slumber, restful alike to his wearied body and his overwrought brain.
During the long hours of darkness they caught but fitful snatches of sleep, for the night noises of a great jungle teeming with myriad animal life kept their overwrought nerves on edge, so that a hundred times they were startled to wakefulness by piercing screams, or the stealthy moving of great bodies beneath them.
Some woman who could not see the cause of the uproar, out of her overwrought apprehension raised the cry of fire and precipitated the panic rush for the doors.
Thou'rt overwrought with passion; it disorders thy mind.
The thought, too, came into my overwrought brain that our parts now were completely changed, that she was now the heroine, while I was just a crushed and humiliated creature as she had been before me that night--four days before.
Scarcely thirty steps, all told, must I take, and yet it seemed to my overwrought imagination that that farther wall was miles away; but at last I reached it, nor once had I taken my eyes from the back of the old miser's head.
She hoped that it might be but the figment of an overwrought imagination.
The expression upon his face, combined with the relief I felt at seeing him again safe and sound, was too much for my overwrought nerves.
it, or me, overwrought but I wouldn't call it that, I mean,
WORRYING DAY & NIGHT ABOUT BECOMING VERY TENSE OVER ANGER BEING SHOWN TO THE AUTHOR OF PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT Overwrought Over wroth Over Roth.
Some 25,000 Opel employees were expected to vent their frustration and anger Thursday at GM, which after months of overwrought negotiations decided late Tuesday to call off Opel"s sale to Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc.
Expect lots of footage of overwrought celebrities arguing in the soup kitchen queue about whether they fall into the "famous" or "rich" bracket.
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