American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See brucellosis.
“During the procedure, apropos of nothing, she asks a nervous-looking April, "So, when are you going to have sex with a man?”
“The tense silence was broken by Dave Posner, a young, nervous-looking CIA analyst in an ill-fitting suit, who raised his hand tentatively as he spoke.”
“Instead, a nervous-looking man with a walkie-talkie propels them into waiting cars.”
“But nine months after his heart attack, he sat in a cold conference room with two nervous-looking managers.”
“A slender, nervous-looking woman with long blond hair and hip faded blue jeans said, I had to really rethink my social life when Hannah was born.”
“My first experience of the Guardian was as a Saturday girl at a high-street newsagents, when a nervous-looking man brought the newspaper to my till.”
“A group of nervous-looking first-timers read all the instructions, staring intensely at the Metro map.”
“We're in the early rounds of an amateur music competition, and a group of nervous-looking gentlemen in powder-blue tailcoats can be found pacing the corridors of the civic theatre in Chesterfield.”
“A haggard older woman, a sleeping child, a nervous-looking man were occupying chairs below a silent TV screen.”
“Besides, Times Square tends to be a heavily policed locale, and no one noticed the nervous-looking suspect who was captured on surveillance tapes, so it doesn't always work.”
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