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Unnerve   Listen
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Unnerve  v. t.  To deprive of nerve, force, or strength; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to unnerve the arm. "Unequal match'd,... The unnerved father falls."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Unnerve" Quotes from Famous Books



... it was an empty sleeve?' He stood up right away. I stood up too. He came towards me in three very slow steps, and stood quite close. Sniffed venomously. I didn't flinch, though I'm hanged if that bandaged knob of his, and those blinkers, aren't enough to unnerve any one, coming quietly ...
— The Invisible Man • H. G. Wells

... or so protect him from every weapon of philosophy, and fence him from every access of free and searching words, as she did Alcibiades; who, from the beginning, was exposed to the flatteries of those who sought merely his gratification, such as might well unnerve him, and indispose him to listen to any real adviser or instructor. Yet such was the happiness of his genius, that he discerned Socrates from the rest, and admitted him, whilst he drove away the wealthy and the noble who made court to him. And, in a little time, ...
— Plutarch's Lives • A.H. Clough



Words linked to "Unnerve" :   upset, enervate, discompose, unman, unsettle, faze



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