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  • n. The characteristic of being nervy.


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  • When his fame arrived – appearances on The Brains Trust, a BBC documentary, the film of Lord of the Flies at the Cannes film festival with a party on a boat, of all things, and of course a sudden relaxation of the customary nerviness about money – we weren't surprised at all.

    Our parents resented us

  • It's hard to tell with Brazil whether their lackadaisical nonchalance is nerviness, or that's just who they are.

    David Henry Sterry: World Cup 2010: What We've Learned and What Must Be Done

  • Yet the occasional nerviness belies some steely self-belief.

    Curtis Sittenfeld: 'American Wife is the opposite of satire'

  • And I don't even have time to talk about the nerviness of the song about drinking wine with Jesus as though the son of God was just an extra-fine good ol 'boy.

    Miranda Lambert's Classic Country 'Revolution'

  • Things are fine, and so my nerviness activity is back to normal.

    Chicago (Bulls), here I come!

  • Until then, however, we must assume that the old man still possesses his full wits and that his nerviness is not unjustified.

    A Letter of Mary

  •       "It must be something expensive else," Girex said with lewd nerviness

    The Saturn Game

  • All trace of his nerviness of a moment before had vanished, He had himself well in hand, Mr. Campion noticed approvingly.

    Flowers for the Judge

  • That evening Louis went off to the township after three days 'restless nerviness on his part, and three nights' valiant love-making on hers.


  • Swinton's taut nerviness - her Eva looks as if she's seen rougher times than Christ in a Flemish altarpiece - speaks volumes about a woman who's spent her life fleeing the company of lesser mortals.

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