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Crime and Punishment
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overwrought -- as in: overwrought from lack of sleep
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Such sick dreams always remain long in the memory and make a powerful impression on the overwrought and deranged nervous system.
  • The heat in the street was terrible: and the airlessness, the bustle and the plaster, scaffolding, bricks, and dust all about him, and that special Petersburg stench, so familiar to all who are unable to get out of town in summer—all worked painfully upon the young man’s already overwrought nerves.

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  • She is exhausted, nervous, and overwrought for good reason.
  • She is overwrought from pressure and lack of sleep.

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