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1. Nervous or anxious.
From Latin nervus (nerve). Earliest documented use: 1598.
“[The undercover cop Lachlan McCulloch] had the nervy alertness that shrinks call hypervigilance. He says: ‘I felt like a zebra walking into a lion’s den, having to convince the lion I wasn’t a zebra at all.’”
Andrew Rule; I Lost Me; Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia); Apr 16, 2023.
“Someone nervy enough to tackle Stanley on his home turf.”
Matt Wolf; Paul Mescal Electrifies in a Revelatory ‘Streetcar’; The New York Times; Jan 18, 2023.
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