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adverb as in tensely

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Many people remain nervous about going into stores as long as infection and death rates remain high.

Some chains allow the really nervous self-isolator to sing alone in a room in their establishment but be linked online to any other rooms in their nationwide network to form a virtual group.

From Ozy

It’s understandable, then, that some viewers might be nervous when it comes to how queerness will manifest in the updated Mulan.

From Vox

Physiologically, this explanation focuses on the nervous system, which delivers the electrical signals that control our muscles and physical functions.

People get nervous when the dog-sized predators hunt and forage in their backyards.

George took his acoustic guitar and began showing me the chord changes, which I nervously wrote out on a chord chart.

She had watched the movie nervously for the first time that afternoon, worried that it would spark memories she had buried.

Moments before he begins to rap, his eyes dart nervously around.

“Mr. Richardson just dropped his pressure,” he said nervously about the brain-damaged patient in the CCU.

Pictures and videos of the animal show him swaying nervously, crying in pain, and lying flat on the concrete.

"So that is Jim Poindexter, the bloody villain," muttered the boy between his set teeth, and nervously fingering his revolver.

With hands nervously working within her muff, she suddenly missed the handkerchief which she had placed there.

He put on his soft hat and nervously took it off again, and wiping his face with his handkerchief, complained of the heat.

The eddies beyond the breakwater were a light and delicate mauve and looked nervously alive.

Mrs. Ducksmith shot a timid glance at him and the knitting needles clicked together nervously.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nervously, such as: anxiously, excitedly, restlessly, and apprehensively.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.