Synonyms for under stress

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Under stress Lady O'Moy could convey the sense that she felt deeply.

He heeded the instruction, and did the best he could under stress of embarrassment.

Under stress of emotion, some women take to the bottle; others to the Bible.

He was apparently—moved;—a—agitated;—a—under stress of emotion.

The other comes when, under stress, he submits this defect to the eyes of another.

I did this without authority, but under stress of circumstances.

Under stress of 225 fear and hunger, Schwab was nearly demented.

And, as men will under stress, he tried to make a bargain with his God.

Of course, there came days when I was forced, under stress of circumstances, to eat these resolutions.

Under stress of strong persuasion, on the part of her uncle and aunt as well as her friend, Regina had ended in giving way.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "hardship, adversity, force, pressure," in part a shortening of Middle French destresse (see distress), in part from Old French estrece "narrowness, oppression," from Vulgar Latin *strictia, from Latin strictus "compressed," past participle of stringere "draw tight" (see strain (v.)). The purely psychological sense is attested from 1942.

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