A revolutionary effort must be made before the worrier and the folly-doubter can throw off his shackles.
The sufferer from stage-fright can hardly fail to be a worrier.
There is nothing occult in the suggestion that the worrier cultivate a fad.
The hardest task for the worrier at home is to get away from home.
A fruitful source of discomfort for the worrier at home is the absence of occupation.
The worrier must learn to realize that he is looking at his sensations, as he does everything else, through a microscope.
There is no more danger of insanity attacking the worrier and the delicate than the robust and the indifferent.
We may thus, in the worrier whose fears have taken this direction, substitute effort for foreboding.
The insistent habit of mind in the worrier has been found to permeate the content of thought, and unfavorably to influence action.
The superintendent of a division of line the far side of the Missouri was a worrier, and was personally watching the progress.
Old English wyrgan "to strangle," from West Germanic *wurgijanan (cf. Middle Dutch worghen, Dutch worgen, Old High German wurgen, German würgen "to strangle," Old Norse virgill "rope"), from PIE *wergh- "to turn" (see wring). Related: Worrisome; worrying.
The oldest sense was obsolete in English after c.1600; meaning "annoy, bother, vex," first recorded 1670s, developed from that of "harass by rough or severe treatment" (1550s), as of dogs or wolves attacking sheep. Meaning "to cause mental distress or trouble" is attested from 1822; intransitive sense of "to feel anxiety or mental trouble" is first recorded 1860.
1804, from worry (v.).
To evade or avoid an unpleasant situation, esp by ignominious means: This time we have him dead to rights, and he won't worm out of it (1893+)