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  • Each day the accumulation of fatigue and nerve-strain became greater; each day it grew harder to drag the weary body to its feet, and trudge onwards.

    "Contemptible", by "Casualty"

  • The objection is sometimes made that rhythmic gymnastics cause nerve-strain in children.

    The Eurhythmics of Jaques-Dalcroze

  • Harris and his wife allowed themselves no time for nerve-strain over the experience of their first night on their homestead.

    The Homesteaders A Novel of the Canadian West

  • When we study the great poets, we realize how these things are worked out to the point of nerve-strain and exhaustion.

    The Jesus of History

  • It had also been noted and commented upon by a few observant people that there were signs sometimes of some nerve-strain upon the part of Mrs. Douglas, and that she would display acute uneasiness if her absent husband should ever be particularly late in his return.

    The Valley of Fear

  • He was close to her now, and all at once her rigidity and nerve-strain gave way; she gave a hoarse cry, and snatching the knife from the poor wretch, she rushed at him ready to strike.

    Lady Molly of Scotland Yard

  • It had also been noted and commented upon by a few observant people that there were signs sometimes of some nerve-strain upon the part of Mrs. Douglas, and that she would display acute uneasiness if her absent husband should ever be patticularly late in his return.

    The Valley of Fear

  • He obeyed her, collapsing almost into the armchair which she thrust forward, a man exhausted, whether by physical exertion or by nerve-strain, or both.

    Scaramouche

  • Now that the agonizing nerve-strain was lifted he was going to pieces.

    The Heart of the Desert Kut-Le of the Desert

  • However hardened one may be, it is a nerve-strain to creep through long grass, like a red Indian, to the murder of a hostile sentinel.

    Bruce

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