stress


stress
01. To be free of [stress], one shouldn't get worried about small problems, and more importantly, one should realize that all problems are small.
02. Janet had to take a [stress] leave from work for a while because she was too tense and burned out.
03. Reducing [stress] in one's life is important for the maintenance of good health.
04. Our teacher [stressed] the importance of learning vocabulary from context, rather than simply memorizing a definition.
05. My mom is under a lot of [stress] at work right now, so she gets angry for no reason.
06. She's really [stressed] out these days because they have been cutting positions in her office, and she doesn't know who will be next.
07. A firefighter's job is very [stressful] because he never knows when he is going to be needed, and when he is needed, the work is usually very dangerous.
08. Paxton Blair noted that there has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen's rights, and inadequate [stress] put upon his duties and responsibilities.
09. Marilyn Ferguson once remarked that over the years, your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major [stresses] of your lives.
10. Dr. Hans Selye observed that adopting the right attitude can convert a negative [stress] into a positive one.
11. A recent study has shown that laughing lowers levels of [stress] hormones, and strengthens the immune system.
12. Studies show that executives work an average of 57 hours per week, but just 22 percent say their hours are a major cause of [stress].
13. Thirty-eight percent of parents say Monday is the most [stressful] day of their week.
14. In Singapore, the government works hard to [stress] unity among the various ethnic groups living in the tiny, island nation.
15. Laughter reduces our [stress] levels by reducing the level of [stress] hormones in our bodies.
16. My parents always [stressed] the importance of honesty to me while I was growing up.
17. [Unstressed] vowels in English words are often reduced to the sound known as schwa.
18. Although we will be [stressing] vocabulary development in this course, we will also be working on oral fluency and written expression.
19. I am really [stressed] because I have too much work to do.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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