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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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There's a brooding, nervy atmosphere that pervades every shot of Rowan Joffe's film, based on SJ Watson's 2011 bestseller, with Watson's 2011 bestseller, with S plenty of slate-grey skies, near-misses on the roads and creepy coincidences, not to mention some hard-to-watch violence towards the end.
Lennon was pleased with the result, but the former Celtic skipper was not fooled by his side's ropey defensive display and pointed the finger at goalkeeper Fraser Forster and centre-back pairing Daniel Majstorovic and Glenn Loovens - all of whom looked particularly nervy before the goals from Joe Ledley and James Forrest eased the tension.
Having lost the toss and been asked to bat first, the hosts recovered from a nervy start to reach 246 for seven with captain Shakib al Hasan (73) and Mushfiqur Rahim (63) doing the damage at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
It proved a decisive strike as Youssouf Mulumbu pulled a goal back and set up a nervy final five minutes during which the Tangerines did just enough to hang on.
It was a remarkable show of belligerence from the 20-year-old after he had been thrust into a potentially nervy situation with his side 47 for four, but his fearlessness ultimately proved match-winning, with Australia bowled out for 144.
Summary: Inter Milan clinched a fifth consecutive Serie A crown on Sunday after edging to a nervy final-day victory over Siena.
BARCELONA made it seven trophies out of nine in the Per Guardiola era as they overcame a nervy opening to thrash Real Valladolid, relegated as a result, at the Nou Camp last night and sealed a second successive league title on an exciting last day of the Primera Division season.
It [the Bangalore bombings] definitely made me more nervy.
But a deflected free-kick from Andy Thomson late on for the visitors made it a nervy finish for Shotts.
DINARA SAFINA is the 4-9 favourite to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in tomorrow's women's French Open final after the Russian duo stumbled through nervy semi-finals at Roland Garros yesterday.
In an era of frenetic editing and propulsive soundtracks, the solemn quietude McKay establishes may be off-putting to some viewers and brilliantly nervy to others.
One Lives in Stone": So long the wind begins to fade / to gray, one lives in stone, steel / as though no other form exists, / contained under a nervy sky.
In fact, it's so well-crafted--with the kind of rich characterizations and mature storytelling that Araki's nervy early films (The Living End, The Doom Generation) mocked rather than aspired to--that it should open up a world of opportunities for its auteur.
Despite the unassuming size of many of Rothenberg's early works, not to mention their seemingly equivalent and teleological placing, their nervy intensity and rapt presence stymied any attempt to move smoothly from one to the next.
Parishioner Jim Burns, one of the church's two dismissed trustees, called Bishop Ingham's action "pretty nervy.