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On Thursday, for example, the New York Times reported that there had been a surge in children being hospitalized with covid-19, precisely the sort of thing that an admittedly overwrought parent doesn’t want to hear.
WHAT THE DATA SAYS ABOUT COVID-19 CASES AMONG CHILDRENPHILIP BUMPSEPTEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The condition and its ability to cause sudden death in agitated people is often the basis of officers’ claims that overwrought individuals had to be restrained with great force, for their own good.
IT'S A 'NIGHTMARE BEING REPLAYED' AS A COP FACES TRIAL IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATHJANELL ROSSMARCH 18, 2021TIME
The public and media are consumed with the overwrought judgement of every result.
TALLYING UP A YEAR OF LOSS: A LOT OF POUNDS, TOO MANY LOVED ONES, COUNTLESS CONNECTIONSJERRY BREWERDECEMBER 27, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The effect was that of a bird of Paradise bringing balm to our overwrought nerves.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
After his music lesson, or after having improvised for any length of time, he was invariably overwrought and excited.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
He shrewdly suspected that the infinite peace of the landscape would prove the best tonic for her overwrought mind.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
Was it not merely some illusion of my overwrought and distracted spirit?
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
The child was overwrought, and a sudden dread seized hold of her.
FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
The recital relieved her overwrought feelings; her sobs quieted; her tears ceased.
THE ROSIE WORLDPARKER FILLMORE
Her countenance revealed her vivid emotions; she was overwrought, unstrung, half-crazed after a night spent with her fears.
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