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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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Martin added: "The last few minutes Martin added: "The last few minutes were a little nervier than they should have been, but we had a lot of chances and that was a big positive.
Mitchell is the nervier, more uptight one prone to glorious explosions of pent-up rage.
It got even nervier on 74 minutes with another mistake from Azpilicueta as the Spanish full-back got the wrong side of Aleksandr Ryazantsev who felt the slightest contact and immediately flopped to the ground.
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.
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.
Nervier, stringier than the box-shaped honorary lunks you'd see knocking back beers in the Crystal Saloon, and not gaunt or pudgy like some of the welfare moms ("I don't want to go there," they'll say, if you chat with them at the lunch counter, falling back on the argot of their group-therapy sessions when the topic skids toward dicey experiences), she indicated with her hand that she wanted to stick with me, when I offered to drop her off at the White River Junction bus station.
with our stories, and takes the nervier view that we tell stories about
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.
The second, produced for the present volume, succeeds in being generally crisper, nervier, and closer to the original than the 1987 version (Duckworth).