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nerve

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There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Alfred Adler
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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin nervus (nerve), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nervus (sinew).

Noun

Singular
nerve

Plural
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  1. A bundle of neurons with their connective tissue sheaths, blood vessels, and lymphatics.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A neuron.
  3. Courage.
  4. Patience.
  5. Stamina.
  6. Audacity.
    He had the nerve to enter my house uninvited.
  7. (in plural) Agitation caused by fear, stress, or other negative emotion.

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Verb

Infinitive
to nerve

Third person singular
nerv

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to nerve (third-person singular simple present nerv, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To give courage, sometimes with "up".
    May their example nerve us to face the enemy.
    The liquor nerved up several of the men.

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