nerve (n.) Old form(s): Nerue, Nerues
sinew, ligament, muscle
AC IV.viii.21[Antony to Cleopatra] ha' we / A brain that nourishes our nerves
Cor I.i.136[Menenius to Citizens, as the belly addressing the other body parts] The strongest nerves and small inferior veins / From me receive that natural competency / Whereby they live
Cym III.iii.94[Belarius alone, of Guiderius] Strains his young nerves
Ham I.iv.83[Hamlet to Horatio and Marcellus] As hardy as the Nemean lion's nerve
Mac III.iv.101[Macbeth to Banquo's ghost] my firm nerves / Shall never tremble
Sonn.120.4[] Unless my nerves were brass or hammered steel
TC I.iii.55[Ulysses to and of Agamemnon] nerve and bone of Greece [F; Q nerues]
Tem I.ii.485[Prospero to Ferdinand] Thy nerves are in their infancy again
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