Her nerves were frayed by the noisy children.
Reading and writing will become obsolete skills.
Her slavish devotion to her job ruled her life.
Her gretting was cold and strained.
I had been chosen to be groomed as editor.
Most medical graduates shun posts in geriatric medicine.
I told him to have the civility next time to ask permission before walking through my garden.
The family had made a swift descent from gentility to near-poverty.
He had a scruffy appearance and loutish manners.
The cumulative effects of illnesses made the old lady very weak.