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nervy

1. mod. nervous. Mary is so nervy. Anything will set her off.
2. mod. daring; courageous. Don’t get nervy with me!
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Yet for now, in the afterglow of a triumph that became far nervier than it seemed set to be, tribute was due to the cornerstones of a fourth FA Cup victory in the six years since the match returned to Wembley.
They started the nervier and Barry Saints had a number of crosses and corners in the first 20 minutes, but couldn't put the ball into the back of the net.
The young full back was successful with three of his five attempts and will reflect that had he landed the other two makeable efforts, it could have been an even nervier afternoon for the hosts.
The nervier they get - they're hoping for decisive action to tackle that huge deficit - the more it costs to service the debt and the less there is for public services.
Els, who resumed two ahead with four to play, lifted the WGC-CA Championship in Miami by a much more comfortable four-shot margin two weeks ago and this was a far nervier affair.
He lifted the WGC-CA Championship in Miami by a much more comfortable four-shot margin two weeks ago - but showed he can also cope in a far nervier affair.
It almost proved costly when Palace grabbed a 72nd equaliser from the spot to set up a nervier than necessary finish.
Maybe you could argue that a bit less tastefulness might have made for a nervier movie.
If a stock has received less work history (a poorer state-of-mix), it may be nervier, possess greater die swell during extrusion, or result in non-fills during injection molding (ref.
But he's up to something else, too, something nastier and nervier and brashly comic.
We're just nervier," says Representative Ida Ballasiotes, a Republican, with a throaty laugh.
Yet early on Swindon looked much the nervier and keeper Frank Talia was forced to hack clear as his defence deserted him.
Advertisers might hold back for a while, but eventually they have to move before some other nervier advertiser does.