from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A paroxysmal attack of nervous disturbance, as a megrim.


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  • Naturally good-tempered, such a nerve-storm made him feel ill, and bruised in the brain.

    The White Monkey

  • "Yes," she said softly, without thought of the Devil's nerve-storm.

    Leonie of the Jungle

  • Mrs. Sidmouth, in the seclusion of the saloon, was summoning all her strength for a real nerve-storm.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • "I have quite a circle of friends in New York," said Miss Ford, who seemed to be recovering from her nerve-storm.

    Living Alone

  • They were brought on by worry or excitement, even by the effort of talking, always by bodily vibration, as by travelling in a railway train, and were sometimes instantly arrested by a strong mental impression, their dependence on nerve-storm being thus evinced.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Even as he sat there, shaking and white-faced, the nerve-storm came on, and racked and knotted and tortured every fibre of his being, until a burst of tears came to his relief, and almost in a swoon he lay back limply in his chair.

    The Bishop's Secret

  • A nerve-storm, consequent on his interview with Mother Jael, had exhausted the bishop's vitality, and he seemed hardly able to lift his head.

    The Bishop's Secret


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