NERVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of NERVE
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nerve
 n.  the courage to carry on when facing a demanding situation
 n.  anxiety or aggressiveness
Classic Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
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.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  In this atmosphere, as nerve straining as watching a slow fuse burn toward a barrel of gunpowder, Scarlett came rapidly back to strength.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  By this time there wasn't a nerve in me that hadn't been twisted.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
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.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 4
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.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
9  His nerve almost failed him now, but he clenched his hands.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
10  His person, though muscular, was rather attenuated than full; but every nerve and muscle appeared strung and indurated by unremitted exposure and toil.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
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.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
12  "Well, he was a reg'lar jim-dandy fer nerve, wa'n't he," said he finally in a little awestruck voice.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 10
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.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
15  Tom had been lying two days since the fatal night, not suffering, for every nerve of suffering was blunted and destroyed.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
Example Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  And, she noted, the Pentagon was still investigating troop exposure to nerve gas before and during the ground war.
2  The nerve runs from the eye to the brain.
3  Messages travel along the spine from the nerve endings to the brain.
4  The message travels along the nerve to the brain.
5  A sensitive nerve in a tooth can cause great pain.
6  It takes a lot of nerve to be a bomb disposal expert.
7  Sales of nerve gas antidotes increased dramatically before the war.
8  The mere mention of John had touched a very raw nerve indeed.
9  You have a lot of nerve.
10  My office is the nerve centre of the operation.
11  He had the nerve to ask me to prove who I was.
12  It takes a lot of nerve to report a colleague for sexual harassment.
13  I don't have the nerve to sing in front of people.
14  Cutting the nerves to the stomach does not affect hunger.
15  The nerves carry these signals to the brain.