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Gone with the Wind
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overwrought -- as in: overwrought from lack of sleep
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Scarlett found that it relieved her overwrought nerves.
  • Scarlett, overwrought, could have screamed: "Oh, damn the Lady Harpists!"
  • Overwrought nerves brought sharpness to her voice and her hands clenched at her sides.
  • Ashley agrees with me, but it’s just about broken his heart that his own sister should tell such a—" At the mention of Ashley’s name, Scarlett’s overwrought nerves gave way and she burst into tears.

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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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