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jumpy

mod. nervous. Now, don’t be jumpy. Everything will be all right.
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Here is some of what he said in his final published words, just nine days before his death: "Yes, I can see that my state is one of the kind of nervous jumpiness that pigeons have, but at the same time I know that the people of the country never harm pigeons.
The latter could cause returns to be exposed to sudden and severe jumpiness and be more likely down than up in volatile times despite their lower deviation.
While her affectations were sometimes grating in their jumpiness and twitchiness, Walker's soliloquies were nothing short of hypnotic.
Wendy hears and starts kissing Tim, and there's jumpiness in her legs.
Yet, it is likely to be a while before the global economy fully exits this slump, and combined with the jumpiness of the market to any bad news, it creates opportunity for severe price action.
By dynamically adjusting video streams and delivering maximum visual quality based on available bandwidth, DivX Plus Streaming eliminates jumpiness, pauses, and buffering during video playback.
86) Taken alone, neither jumpiness, flight, or becoming startled upon seeing a police officer is sufficient to justify an investigatory stop, but each may be considered in the totality of the circumstances.
He walks down occupied-Paris streets with his shoulders hunched, casting furtive looks for approaching police or Gestapo officers, but he also has a jumpiness in his step that could draw undesired attention.
They also reported more symptoms of PTSD, which include jumpiness, trouble sleeping and flashbacks.
At first America was reluctant to join Britain's destructive game but Churchill let it be known that Mossadeq was turning communist and pushing Iran into Russia's arms at a time when Cold War jumpiness was high.
There's no question that attitudes have hardened in recent years, but Gorenberg doesn't take into account other factors--economic pressures, jumpiness about the possibility of the declaration of a Palestinian state--that might be responsible for the tensions.
Frequent bed bug bites have resulted in "sensitivity syndrome," which is characterized by nervousness, jumpiness, and sleeplessness (Harlan et al.
His self-dissatisfaction had reduced considerably, as had his jumpiness.
Comics, with its nerve-jangling jumpiness, substituted for booze" (p.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Children diagnosed with PTSD experience distressing recollections or dreams about frightening events, arousal marked by jumpiness or trouble sleeping or concentrating, and avoidance of particular places, people, or activities after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.