In reviews and critical essays, the general characters of style are usually designated by such epithets as these;--concise, diffuse,--neat, negligent,--terse, bungling,--nervous, weak,--forcible, feeble,--vehement, languid,--simple, affected,--easy, stiff,--pure, barbarous,--perspicuous, obscure,--elegant, uncouth,--florid, plain,--flowery, artless,--fluent, dry,--piquant, dull,--stately, flippant,--majestic, mean,--pompous, modest,--ancient, modern.
Nevertheless, there was an energetic, nervous, almost humorsome mobility about his mouth; while his little beady black eyes, quick, warm, scintillant, had ten times the life one would have expected to find keeping company with his fifty years.
The Doctor here, if his testimony could be relied upon, knows that I used to be troubled with indigestion, and was sometimes a little nervous"---- "A little nervous!"
the minute I seen him I got all nervoused up and I jest says, 'Here, read that there piece--your wife's comin' next Thursday!'
Street after street, with doors locked, shutters closed, sandbags, mattresses, or little heaps of earth piled over cellar windows; streets in which the only sound was that of one's own feet, where the loneliness was made more lonely by some forgotten dog cringing against the closed door and barking nervously as one hurried past.
She crossed her work-worn hands on his arm, and proceeded nervously-- "You say I never put you on a job, Jim.
At my age"--and Dorothea laughed nervously--"one is more easily contented than at yours."
She was"--Sissy made the terrible communication, nervously--"she was a dancer.
"Why," the prince demanded, nervously--"why did you ring?"
As the disease advances, the countenance becomes very pale, and the flesh wastes, and profuse night perspirations, great debility, swelling of the ankles, and nervousness ensue.
Anyhow, she stopped me and said--all red and nervous--'You mustn't come for the wash any more.'
They returned Madame Delphine's very step was altered,--nervous and inelastic.