nerve


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Synonyms for nerve

tension

get on someone's nerves

Synonyms

nerve yourself

Synonyms

  • brace yourself
  • prepare yourself
  • steel yourself
  • fortify yourself
  • gear yourself up
  • gee yourself up

Synonyms for nerve

Synonyms for nerve

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These colors had now assumed, and were momentarily assuming, a startling and most intense brilliancy, that gave to the spectral and fiendish portraitures an aspect that might have thrilled even firmer nerves than my own.
But there was little sleep in camp that night until utter exhaustion overtook the harassed men toward morning; nor was there any return of the weird creature that had set the nerves of each of them on edge.
Though he had not nerves for coming away with us, and setting off again afterwards to pay a formal visit here, he will make his way over to Kellynch one day by himself, you may depend on it.
The sadness of the incomplete--the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art--throbbed in its disjected phrases, and made the nerves of the audience throb.
Looking back, I am vexed that I made such a fool of myself; I suppose the last restless nights had shaken my nerves more than I knew.
Besides it would be rotten for your nerves," he said gravely.
There are those who believe that the lower orders are specially endowed by nature with better olfactory nerves than man, but it is merely a matter of development.
Never had I greater need of steady nerves than then--never were my nerves and muscles under better control.
At last, cautiously, he drew himself well within the tunnel, and again he lay at full length upon the floor, fighting to regain control of his shattered nerves.
For a long minute the officers stood with tensed nerves, every eye riveted upon the bushes from whence the ominous sound had issued.
Baggs, shaking her head and raising her eyes to heaven, "you will remember that I have nerves, and will not presume upon them.
In a moment the entire family was at the place, but nothing was heard, and the voice was believed to be an hallucination caused by the mother's great anxiety and her disordered nerves.
He, who was more delicately coordinated, more finely nerved and strung than any of them, had no nerves of this sort.
He was a man in perfect health, ignorant of the meaning of nerves, a man of proved courage.
I should think he'd be glad that if he did have the nerves he'd got money, too; shouldn't you?