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strung up

(postpositive) (informal) tense or nervous
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  • Some were in favor of hanging the five, while others insisted that only two of the brothers should be strung up.

    The Red Record Ida B. Wells-Barnett
  • May I be strung up by the neck an it have not been stolen from me!'

  • Hermione was strung up to a sort of nervous strength that was full of determination.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • It doesn't amuse me to be strung up and cut down and strung up again.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • It was with great zest that we carried our cookstove to the door of the tent and strung up two or three lengths of pipe.

    Neighbours Robert Stead
  • He had concluded that I was strung up to endure anything he might inflict.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • Ah, you liar, why did I not have you strung up to a yard-arm when you were safely in my power?

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • We must spend the rest of the bleak night strung up on this dizzy height.

  • Five of 'em strung up in a row, and none left to play booty, or turn white-livered!'

    Oliver Twist, Illustrated Charles Dickens

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