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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.
Summary: The normally cool Tom Cruise gabbled his words and laughed nervously when asked whether he and wife Katie Holmes had any plans for a second baby.
Hooligan A few locals coughed nervously, but did nothing.
Huffman, dressed in a sexy, tight-fitting Dolce & Gabbana dress, asked nervously.
I REMEMBER THE EXCITEMENT OF MAKING MY FIRST HOLY Communion: practicing with Necco wafers, wearing a white dress, veil, and shoes, nervously marching up to the altar with sweaty hands folded in prayer, and closing my eyes, waiting to feel the priest place the Host on my tongue for the first time.
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.
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.
That means people like grandmother June Mills must wait nervously to see whether an operation carried out 150 miles away was successful.
Williams will unveil their 2005 driver line-up today in Valencia, with Antonio Pizzonia and Nick Heidfeld waiting nervously.
Nervously I did, and although I recited all the major points, I appeared to miss some of the details.