How to use High-strung in a sentence
In general, a dog that is relatively calm is more likely to tolerate a costume than a high-strung animal.
This psychic ability can make the child high-strung and overly-emotional.
In 1876 Clifford, a man of high-strung and athletic, but not robust, physique, began to fall into ill-health, and after two voyages to the South, died during the third of pulmonary consumption at Madeira, on the 3rd of March 1879, leaving his widow with two daughters.
His spiritual nature was high-strung and delicate; and this condition was aggravated by his constant study, his long fasts and his frequent vigils - in one year, according to his diary, he kept sixty fasts and twenty vigils.
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She becomes very high strung over the situation.
Some small dogs are a little high strung and more easily overwhelmed than a big dog, so they often do well in a less chaotic household.