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overwrought -- as in: overwrought from lack of sleep
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Anna Karenina
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  • You are so distressed, so overwrought, that you look at many things mistakenly.
  • He saw the old princess too, flushed and overwrought, with her gray curls in disorder, forcing herself to gulp down her tears, biting her lips; he saw Dolly too and the doctor, smoking fat cigarettes, and Lizaveta Petrovna with a firm, resolute, reassuring face, and the old prince walking up and down the hall with a frowning face.
  • "You are ill and overwrought," he said; "believe me, you’re exaggerating dreadfully.

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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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