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Something indefinable, a queasy feeling, took Beardsley about the middle.

But midway the eighteenth century they were not so queasy–stomached.

She turned ashen about the mouth, and a queasy feeling sickened her.

It was like pressing upon a queasy invalid the sweets which had made him sick.

Sir John waited at his hotel for Queasy, who had promised to call to let him know when the ladies f would go to Tunbridge.

With a return of that queasy feeling he had known in the tower, Travis knew Manulito was speaking sense.

I had a queasy sense that I wore my last dry clothes upon my body.

Alone with her, and in the all-concealing dusk, his queasy pride was not obliged to take up arms.

Many a man thus begins the great voyage with queasy sensibilities, and ends it a cannibal.

The first step through into the other world was a queasy one, but it turned out to be much the same as any other step.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., kyse, coysy, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse kveisa "boil," perhaps influenced by Anglo-French queisier, from Old French coisier "to wound, hurt, make uneasy," which seems to be from the same Germanic root as kveisa. But the history is obscure and evidences of development are wanting. Related: Queasily; queasiness.

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