1 To Ethan there was something vaguely ominous in this stolid rejection of free food and warmth, and he wondered what had happened on the drive to nerve Jotham to such stoicism.
2 In this atmosphere, as nerve straining as watching a slow fuse burn toward a barrel of gunpowder, Scarlett came rapidly back to strength.
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3 He rose, squaring his shoulders aggressively, and stepped toward her with a reddening brow; but she held her footing, though every nerve tore at her to retreat as he advanced.
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4 Lily's nature was incapable of such renewal: she could feel other demands only through her own, and no pain was long vivid which did not press on an answering nerve.
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5 She felt so profoundly tired that she thought she must fall asleep at once; but as soon as she had lain down every nerve started once more into separate wakefulness.
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6 By this time there wasn't a nerve in me that hadn't been twisted.
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7 His companion explained the situation, and the lawyer took the paper and began to read it, while Jurgis stood clutching the desk with knotted hands, trembling in every nerve.
8 Jurgis had not known this, or he would have swallowed the stuff in desperation; as it was, every nerve of him was a-quiver with shame and rage.
9 His nerve almost failed him now, but he clenched his hands.
10 His person, though muscular, was rather attenuated than full; but every nerve and muscle appeared strung and indurated by unremitted exposure and toil.
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11 He felt that every nerve in his body would be an ear to hear the voices, while other men would remain stolid and deaf.
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12 "Well, he was a reg'lar jim-dandy fer nerve, wa'n't he," said he finally in a little awestruck voice.
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13 Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that, for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty.
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14 What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear.
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15 Tom had been lying two days since the fatal night, not suffering, for every nerve of suffering was blunted and destroyed.
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