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frayed
used in City of Bones

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frayed nerves
Definition
emotionally strained (worn thin)
  • "You've got until sunrise," said Magnus, temper visibly fraying.
    Chapter 13 (64% in)
fraying = becoming emotionally strained
There are no more uses of "frayed" flagged with this meaning in City of Bones.

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  • Feeling sorry for yourself, Fray?
    Epilogue (22% in)
  • Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray, standing in line with her best friend, Simon, leaned forward along with everyone else, hoping for some excitement.
    Chapter 1 (4% in)
  • Everything Jocelyn Fray drew, painted, or sketched was beautiful, and seemingly effortless.
    Chapter 2 (3% in)
  • Is this Clarissa Fray?
    Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • Jocelyn Fray was a slim, compact woman, her hair a few shades darker than Clary's and twice as long.
    Chapter 2 (36% in)
  • "Bye, Mrs. Fray!" he called.
    Chapter 2 (64% in)
  • Not funny, Fray.
    Chapter 2 (95% in)
  • Clary Fray.
    Chapter 5 (12% in)
  • Clary Fray.
    Chapter 5 (42% in)
  • Very funny, Fray.
    Chapter 7 (13% in)
  • The floor was layered with frayed Persian rugs that spat up puffs of dust underfoot.
    Chapter 7 (32% in)
  • I can fix my own hair, Fray," Simon said, jerking away from her touch.
    Chapter 8 (19% in)
  • "I knew her as Jocelyn Fairchild, not Jocelyn Fray," said Hodge.
    Chapter 10 (6% in)
  • Clarissa Fray.
    Chapter 10 (39% in)
  • The Council greets you, Clarissa Fray, she heard, and it was not just one silent voice inside her head but a dozen, some low and rough, some smooth and monotone, but all were demanding, insistent, pushing at the fragile barriers around her mind.
    Chapter 10 (87% in)
  • Clarissa Fray.
    Chapter 10 (90% in)
  • My mother is Jocelyn Fray.
    Chapter 10 (90% in)
  • The frayed sweaters and the hair that looked as if he had cut it himself in the dark were only part of it.
    Chapter 16 (21% in)
  • Happy birthday, Clarissa Fray.
    Chapter 17 (30% in)
  • Because she wasn't Jocelyn Fray at all, of course," she said.
    Chapter 18 (91% in)
  • It was the first time I had seen her new name: Jocelyn Fray.
    Chapter 21 (98% in)
  • Clarissa Fray.
    Chapter 23 (1% in)

There are no more uses of "frayed" in City of Bones.

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