Frank 88 found some relief for his wrought-up feelings in informing the inventor of what had occurred.
Broader and broader does this become, the strained eyeballs of the wrought-up savages bent upon it with concentrated stare.
It was a never-to-be-forgotten scene,—the wrought-up faces, the fixed calm of Mrs. Ray herself.
She saw at a glance—indeed, had seen beforehand, in anticipation—the wrought-up, exhausted condition Constance had reached.
But if we allow ourselves to be carried away by heightened emotions, or by wrought-up feelings, we may develop fanaticism.
He had never seen the Irishman so wrought-up; he was twice as mad as he ever got when he went into action.
The laughter of a wrought-up crowd always seems to me half hysterical.
He was very pitiful of her in her wrought-up state, and he soothed her with tender caresses.
Old English weorc, worc "something done, deed, action, proceeding, business, military fortification," from Proto-Germanic *werkan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch werk, Old Norse verk, Middle Dutch warc, Old High German werah, German Werk, Gothic gawaurki), from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)).
Work is less boring than amusing oneself. [Baudelaire, "Mon Coeur mis a nu," 1862]In Old English, the noun also had the sense of "fornication." Workhouse in the sense of "place where the poor or petty criminals are lodged" first appeared 1650s. Works "industrial place" (usually with qualifying adj.) is attested from 1580s. Work ethic recorded from 1959.
a fusion of Old English wyrcan (past tense worhte, past participle geworht), from Proto-Germanic *wurkijanan; and Old English wircan (Mercian) "to work, operate, function," formed relatively late from Proto-Germanic noun *werkan (see work (n.)). Related: Worked; working. Working class is from 1789 as a noun, 1839 as an adjective.
The transfer of energy from one object to another, especially in order to make the second object move in a certain direction. Work is equal to the amount of force multiplied by the distance over which it is applied. If a force of 10 newtons, for example, is applied over a distance of 3 meters, the work is equal to 30 newtons per meter, or 30 joules. The unit for measuring work is the same as that for energy in any system of units, since work is simply a transfer of energy. Compare energy, power.