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overwrought
used in The Mill on the Floss

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emotionally upset
  • But to Philip's mind, filled already with a vague anxiety that was likely to find a definite ground for itself in any trivial incident, this sudden eagerness in Stephen, and the change in Maggie's face, which was plainly reflecting a beam from his, seemed so strong a contrast with the previous overwrought signs of indifference, as to be charged with painful meaning.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (77% in)

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