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- n. The state or condition of being restless; an inability to be still, quiet, at peace or comfortable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being restless, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
- n. a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion
- n. inability to rest or relax or be still
- n. the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active
Is there no excuse then for what they call my restlessness? ...
I am hopeful that this means I will be well enough to climb tomorrow, because it's been four days since I exercised significantly, and restlessness is setting in.
I guess a certain amount of creative restlessness is a good thing, but I wonder if other composers/writers/creative types have this problem.
There always must be a certain restlessness and friction when two peoples are closely connected in one government.
Among the more astute there was a certain restlessness, -- an impatience at the restraint of the traces, an indecisive quickness of movement, a sniffing of snouts and pricking of ears.
I cannot light upon the passage in the Odyssey, where Penelope's restlessness is compared to the nightingale's, but I am sure it is only as to restlessness that he makes the comparison.
Lolling around in a state of restlessness is one of life’s greatest luxuries — one not available to creatures that spend all their time pursuing mere survival.
By including the data on "nervousness" in Halcion's package insert-but making no mention of "restlessness" - Upjohn effectively obliterates affected patients and (intentionally or not) improves the drug's side-effect profile.
I mark this animated sentence with peculiar pleasure, as a noble instance of that truly dignified spirit of freedom which ever glowed in his heart, though he was charged with slavish tenets by superficial observers; because he was at all times indignant against that false patriotism, that pretended love of freedom, that unruly restlessness, which is inconsistent with the stable authority of any good government.
Some patients have an idiosyncratic response to cyclic antidepressants that are potent serotonin uptake blockers e.g., fluoxetine and develop a syndrome characterized by restlessness, hyperreflexia, myoclonus, insomnia, diaphoresis, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.