To the healthy, the strain of preparing for and enduring an examination is tremendous; to highly strung children it is dangerous.
Your nerves are too highly strung, and nerves play us strange tricks.
You can see there the emotional strain, the too highly strung system which has abandoned itself to the excesses of religion.
His nerves, though he was not aware of it, were finely woven and highly strung.
She told herself that she was highly strung and imaginative, but her uneasiness would not be banished.
Those girls are highly organised, highly sensitive; their nerves are highly strung.
She was highly strung but calm, though a trace of color crept into her face as she glanced at Harding.
He was highly strung and could not sleep, but to wait for daybreak was hard.
Your cheerfulness embellishes you, and relaxes your nerves, which are too highly strung.
He was highly strung, and although he tried for control he was carried away.