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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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GETTING HANG OF IT Rihanna sets off nervously with a pal then throws her head back
She laughed, nervously, mumbled 'sorry' and stared blankly at him.
A girl no older than 10 and no bigger than a bass guitar steps up to the microphone, looks nervously down at her notes, and proceeds to screech her lungs out.
Cwmbran Town are still nervously waiting for the Cymru Alliance season to finish.
While still cordial, store owners and employees--especially when alone--scrutinize customers they don't know nervously and closely.
On a nationally televised NBC telethon, West nervously stammered through a condemnation of the incompetent response by the federal government.
Emilia nervously chews skin from her fingers, and she draws the story of her family in a book she hides carefully.
According to Irving Sandler, when Held's rising star led to a teaching job at Yale in 1962, he nervously asked for advice from Alex Katz, who responded in characteristically streetwise fashion: "Hey, Al, you know those kids up at Yale, you know what they are?
Just before the mature lovers tie the knot they will adjourn to an ante-room where, after nervously fingering their rings or sucking on a sneaky fag, Ian and Gerry will sign a pre-nuptial agreement in which Gerry will allow open access to his arsenal and Ian will promise to stop saying no unless he genuinely does have a headache.
Williams will unveil their 2005 driver line-up today in Valencia, with Antonio Pizzonia and Nick Heidfeld waiting nervously.
Parishioners waited nervously for Bishop Fred Hiltz to arrive for the 125th anniversary celebration of St.
Nervously I did, and although I recited all the major points, I appeared to miss some of the details.
While the drop doesn't exactly put JT in the poor-house, it's certainly got the suits at head office reaching nervously for their Mild Sevens.
Whenever I tried to imagine any of my time-pressed, stressed-out friends in the seat beside me, I could only hear them sighing in impatient exasperation, or squirming in their seats, or nervously fidgeting with their fingers or their hair.
And many are watching nervously as the Greens' Ed McGaa takes on Minnesota's Senator Paul Wellstone, a noted liberal Democrat locked in a tough battle with his Republican opponent as the balance of power is in play in the U.