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Especially with a man like James, who is as sharp as a razor, and just as edgy.

I had been sitting around Chris's for a couple of hours, and I was beginning to get edgy.

She would, he thought, have been good-looking if she had not looked so tired and so edgy.

What little I had to say would be brief, I told them, but "edgy."

After he had ordered his own lunch, he turned to her with an edgy politeness.

He had scarcely closed his eyes the night before, and he felt all edgy.

They were all edgy or simply frightened, but they were taking it very well.

Their request made the necessity for His coming sacrifice stand out more sharply to His view--with edgy sharpness.

He is either the sort of being you name in a whisper—or makes you edgy all over—like a slate-pencil.

The edgy sharpness of his tone made the girl open her eyes and stare at him.

WORD ORIGIN

"having sharp edges," 1755, from edge (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "tense and irritable" is attested by 1837, perhaps from notion of being on the edge, at the point of doing something irrational (a figurative use attested from c.1600).

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