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  • Nerved by an active resolution, Adam took a morsel of bread and drank some wine.

    Adam Bede

  • Nerved by the courage of desperation, she opened the door.


  • Nerved to renewed effort by thoughts like these, I toiled onward.

    Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal

  • Nerved to desperation, though faint and sick with the awful stench of that death vault, he searched about for some weapon with which to end his miserable existence.

    City Crimes or Life in New York and Boston

  • Nerved to receive a scourge of maledictions or a blow the culprit waited.

    Walter and the Wireless

  • Nerved by a blind rage, his own gun instinctively went up.

    The Fur Bringers A Story of the Canadian Northwest

  • Nerved afresh, Joel took a firm grasp on Clausen's elbow and struck out manfully for shore.

    The Half-Back

  • Nerved by it, he got into the saddle and rode on, urging the Clydesdale savagely through the wood.

    Prescott of Saskatchewan

  • Nerved by fanatical hatred against the atheists and regicides of Paris, these levies of the west proved more than a match for all the National Guards, whole columns of whom they lured into the depths of the Bocage and cut down to the last man.

    William Pitt and the Great War

  • Nerved to the strident pitch now by the new resolution, Blount hurriedly set his desk in order, slammed it shut, and followed the stenographer to the street level.

    The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush


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