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in a state of anxiety or uneasiness

feeling or exhibiting nervous tension

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easily agitated

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causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

of or relating to the nervous system

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excited in anticipation

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unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

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When our waiter did appear with the side orders, he retracted nervously as a manager stepped in front of him to make the unnecessary gesture of topping up our already-full water glasses.
About 6 months into a pregnancy, some anxious parents-to-be stash a suitcase at the front door and nervously wait day and night for that moment when the mother's labor starts and the mad rush to the hospital begins.
In the wake of Bill Clinton's announcement that he intends to lift the ban on gays in the military, the pundits sat there with their legs crossed real tight, hands protecting their crotches, and tittered nervously as they defined all gay people exclusively by their sexuality.
Summary: Pakistan secured their first Test win against Australia in 15 years after they nervously secured the 40 runs they needed at Headingley.
Hooligan A few locals coughed nervously, but did nothing.
I get so nervous speaking from my heart and always want a script because I feel more comfortable as an actress than as myself,'' Longoria nervously admitted.
Steve coppell: "We started nervously and looked anxious.
It's only 10 past 4 On a Friday afternoon My feet are twitching nervously As I'll be escaping very soon This day has dragged on a lifetime I've hardly done a thing A few clicks on my computer And an occasional telephone ring I'm sure that clock has stopped As its stares at me in delight Hurry up and tick Because I want to get home tonight So I decided to write this poem To stimulate my brain To kill a bit of time And keep me from going insane
That means people like grandmother June Mills must wait nervously to see whether an operation carried out 150 miles away was successful.
The visitors began nervously and fell behind early on when Barry Conlon headed home his 12th of the season.
The result leaves Rovers 16th and looking nervously over their shoulders just three points above the relegation zone.
Moments later, however, one of the teens entered the store and began looking around nervously.
On the opposite wall, a perspiring artist (Smit himselfl is seen greeting guests at an opening, nervously playing the endless handshake and air-kiss game.
Before the concert began, people in the audience spoke nervously about living in a changed world.