- nervonic acid,
- nervous bladder,
- nervous breakdown,
- nervous exhaustion,
- nervous indigestion,
- nervous lobe
Origin of nervous
Examples from the Web for nervously
George took his acoustic guitar and began showing me the chord changes, which I nervously wrote out on a chord chart.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Mr. Richardson just dropped his pressure,” he said nervously about the brain-damaged patient in the CCU.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When pressed for why he couldn't, Richard nervously said "I just started here."
Her arms are wrapped around her legs as she nervously rocks back and forth.
Sohagai told his fellow Egyptians that he was not the president and nervously pleaded "Please, I don't want to go to prison."
She raised the glove that she had been nervously swinging back and forth, and bit hard upon the button of it.A Chance Acquaintance|W. D. Howells
Nervously, with an irritability so foreign to her, that they eyed each other uncertainly, she gave them hurried commands.The Monster|Edgar Saltus
We were all needlessly hurried, all nervously expectant of the morrow.The Woman in White|Wilkie Collins
The boy's mother was nervously smoothing his pillow, but at a word from the physician she retired to a seat beside the nurse.Polly of the Hospital Staff|Emma C. Dowd
Her eyes drooped, and she nervously twisted the bridle reins.The Mysterious Rider|Zane Grey
c.1400, "affecting the sinews," from Latin nervosus "sinewy, vigorous," from nervus "sinew, nerve" (see nerve). Meaning "of or belonging to the nerves" in the modern sense is from 1660s. Meaning "suffering disorder of the nervous system" is from 1734; illogical sense "restless, agitated, lacking nerve" is 1740. Widespread popular use as a euphemism for mental forced the medical community to coin neurological to replace it in the older sense. Nervous wreck first attested 1862. Related: Nervously; nervousness.