Definitions

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  • adj. Not resting; ceaseless

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not resting; continually in motion or action; restless.

Etymologies

un- +‎ resting (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The "unresting" traveller reached Copenhagen on the 19th of August, and on the very same day embarked again for Sweden and Norway.

    The Story of Ida Pfeiffer and Her Travels in Many Lands

  • These endured unresting till they rested from their labours –

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Lawyer-Poet

  • There was the time that Har, my brother, and I, sleeping and pursuing in turn, ever hounding the wild stallion through the daytime and night, and in a wide circle that met where the sleeping one lay, drove the stallion unresting through hunger and thirst to the meekness of weakness, so that in the end he could but stand and tremble while we bound him with ropes twisted of deer-hide.

    Chapter 21

  • Yet still the unresting castles thresh in full-grown thickness every May.

    After Loss, Turning To Poetry For Grief And Healing

  • I can't help but wonder, young medievalist that I am, if that interpretation of the medieval instinct (about architecture, perhaps, but no less medieval for that) might ultimately be the one we should long for: the unresting search for change, rather than Brooks 'wish for enchantment, meaning and symbols.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • For Shelley, unresting sound is the mode of the verse, discharging the very words and their inventory of letters from the end of the first stanza and into the dramatic turn to the apostrophe in the next:

    Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound

  • These endured unresting till they rested from their labours–

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Lawyer-Poet

  • Glory and worship to the Lord of all things pay we unresting, who alone adorèd

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Head unresting on a stone, he gazes up, assembling words in their squadrons, their legions.

    Evan Eisenberg: Mary Christ (Part 4)

  • And with equal swiftness she speedeth before the wind and when the crew ply the oar with unresting hands.

    The Argonautica

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