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  • n. Plural form of uneasiness.

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Examples

  • Not so much your physical afflictions but your uneasinesses, your anxieties and doubts.

    Archive 2009-02-22

  • For I think we may conclude, that, if the bare contemplation of these good ends to which we are carried by these several uneasinesses had been sufficient to determine the will, and set us on work, we should have had none of these natural pains, and perhaps in this world little or no pain at all.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • For, whilst such thoughts possess them, the joys of a future state move them not; they have little concern or uneasiness about them; and the will, free from the determination of such desires, is left to the pursuit of nearer satisfactions, and to the removal of those uneasinesses which it then feels, in its want of and longings after them.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • There being in us a great many uneasinesses, always soliciting and ready to determine the will, it is natural, as I have said, that the greatest and most pressing should determine the will to the next action; and so it does for the most part, but not always.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Other uneasinesses arise from our desires of absent good; which desires always bear proportion to, and depend on, the judgment we make, and the relish we have of any absent good; in both which we are apt to be variously misled, and that by our own fault.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • To account for the various and contrary ways men take, though all aim at being happy, we must consider whence the various uneasinesses that determine the will, in the preference of each voluntary action, have their rise:

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • But we being in this world beset with sundry uneasinesses, distracted with different desires, the next inquiry naturally will be, — Which of them has the precedency in determining the will to the next action? and to that the answer is, — That ordinarily which is the most pressing of those that are judged capable of being then removed.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • But, may be, without these uneasinesses to mingle with these benefits, I might be too much puffed up: So I will conclude, all that happens is for our good; and God bless you, my dear father and mother; and I know you constantly pray for a blessing upon me; who am, and shall always be,

    Pamela

  • For good, though appearing and allowed ever so great, yet till it has raised desires in our minds, and thereby made us uneasy in its want, it reaches not our wills; we are not within the sphere of its activity, our wills being under the determination only of those uneasinesses which are present to us, which (whilst we have any) are always soliciting, and ready at hand to give the will its next determination.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • But we being in this world beset with sundry uneasinesses, distracted with different desires, the next inquiry naturally will be, - Which of them has the precedency in determining the will to the next action? and to that the answer is, - That ordinarily which is the most pressing of those that are judged capable of being then removed.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

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