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  1. being in a tense state
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How To Use high-strung In A Sentence

  • As I say, the young are high-strung, nervous, excitable; the middle - aged are empty-headed, stolid, and stupid. THE GHETTO
  • I was always a bit high-strung and a bit neurotic.
  • Earlier this year, the Valley Center doctors had to deal with a request from a high-strung expectant mother who had been bedridden in Valley Hospital for a month to prevent premature birth.
  • Lounging on the divan, his arms placed unguardedly before him, he had none of the tense, high-strung, honour-obsessed posture of his people.
  • The crass chief of neurosurgery is a high-strung hard-ass from Boston who makes life miserable for everyone.
  • She's so high-strung you can hear her twanging.
  • He scoots from machine to machine, checking e-mail and monitoring file-trading activity while occasionally scolding Cookie, his high-strung pit bull puppy.
  • The race was delayed 15 minutes, a potential disaster for Hat Trick and fellow high-strung horses Rakti and Asakusa Den'en from Japan.
  • How can one be so mellow and the other so high-strung?
  • Delaney rolled her eyes at the mention of John's overbearing girlfriend, Virginia; a woman she found to be rather high-strung.
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