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If our nerves are overstrung, or our tempers tried, so far from endeavouring to conceal the fact we make them feel it.
The interruption checked his words, but could not check the red fury that was surging through Slaughter's overstrung brain.
COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
To her overstrung nerves each darker shadow held an evil menace.
The whole world seemed a great musical instrument, overstrung and giving out previously unknown harmonies and inharmonies.
ROBINFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
It was at this moment more than ever true that her light being was overstrung and that her light head whirled too fast.
ROBINFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
It means I am rather overstrung, I suppose; but it's all true, unfortunately.'
NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
Possibly his nerves were overstrung with what he had been going through.
CARETTE OF SARKJOHN OXENHAM
At Kenmuir that night the marked and particular kindness of Elizabeth Moore was too much for the overstrung lad.
BOB, SON OF BATTLEALFRED OLLIVANT
She is a nervous little creature, with an overstrung and highly imaginative temperament.
It was that unexpected kindliness that always proves too much for overstrung nerves.
THE REST HOLLOW MYSTERYREBECCA N. PORTER

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