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synonyms for nervous Nellie

  • a bundle of nerves
  • chicken
  • fraidy-cat
  • nervous wreck
  • pantywaist
  • wimp
  • worrier
  • worrywart
  • wuss
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How to use nervous Nellie in a sentence

Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It is low in chronic interstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus, and many functional nervous disorders.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Then a nervous, anxious feeling that takes away my appetite, and prevents me from eating my dinner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
When we came in he looked indisposed and nervous, and there happened to be a good many artists there.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Larger amounts are not uncommon in fevers, gastrointestinal disturbances, and certain nervous disorders.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The mother played her accompaniments and at the same time watched her daughter with greedy admiration and nervous apprehension.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
With nervous children the lobe of the ear is preferable, as it prevents their seeing what is being done.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It is much easier to strike quickly than slowly, but practice in the slow movement will develop both muscular and nervous power.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
A tiny spaniel lay beside the fire, his beady black eyes following the nervous movements of the master of the house.
DOPESAX ROHMER
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