Definition of Highly strung

1. Adjective. Being in a tense state.


Lexicographical Neighbors of Highly Strung

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highlining
highlit
highlite
highlited
highliter
highlites
highliting
highly
highly-developed
highly active antiretroviral therapy
highly infective
highly repetitive DNA
highly sensitive
highly strung (current term)
highman
highmen
highmost
highness
highnesse
highnesses
highpoint
highpoints
highpriest
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highprofile
highresolution

Literary usage of Highly strung

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"There his nature was so highly strung that he carried sensitiveness and refinement almost to a fault. Anything that jarred upon his fine temperament caused ..."

2. New Aspects of Diabetes: Pathology and Treatment by Karl Harko von Noorden (1912)
"Investigations in my clinic by Dr. H. Eppinger, have shown that individuals exist with a highly strung vagus system, and others in whom it is entirely ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1884)
"Just as his nature and his life were too highly strung for quaint humour, for playful incongruity of thought and expression, so irony in its sportiveness or ..."

4. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1860)
"... cultivated a highly strung state of nerves ; they had administered to them a fitting pabulum, in the shape of dramas and romances, as highly strung. ..."

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