Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unquiet manner or state; without rest; in an agitated state; uneasily.

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  • adverb In an unquiet manner.

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  • adverb with agitation or turbulence

Etymologies

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unquiet +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Murphy, rather unquietly, to absolutely no one except himself, said something unrepeatable, then got into his gas-guzzling Chevy and followed, and he drove a bit faster than necessary.

    VELOCITY

  • Murphy, rather unquietly, to absolutely no one except himself, said something unrepeatable, then got into his gas-guzzling Chevy and followed, and he drove a bit faster than necessary.

    VELOCITY

  • Murphy, rather unquietly, to absolutely no one except himself, said something unrepeatable, then got into his gas-guzzling Chevy and followed, and he drove a bit faster than necessary.

    VELOCITY

  • Murphy, rather unquietly, to absolutely no one except himself, said something unrepeatable, then got into his gas-guzzling Chevy and followed, and he drove a bit faster than necessary.

    VELOCITY

  • If you're a huge Michael Keaton fan and you want to see him reprise his role in Clean and Sober, but with an unquietly dead wife ... well, here you go.

    White Noise

  • The other, unquietly stunning in a midnight blue coat and blinding white linen, was the cause of Andrew's reversion to guardian role: the so-called Comte d'Esmond.

    Captives Of The Night

  • Frodo slept unquietly, turning and tossing, and sometimes murmuring.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • There were a number of country folk here, clad in the coarse, rusty homespun common in the South, whose intense anxiety to see every movement visible on the farther side of the river kept them unquietly shifting their positions continually.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • What, he pondered unquietly, caused this amazing change in the appearance of one who so lately had seemed to be almost on the verge of the grave?

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Again through a cloud of flower-spotted purple shot now with gleams of light as from a camp fire, Brian drifted unquietly, conscious of odd and unrelated things, stars that turned to eyes, a moonbeam that broke upon a pine-bough and fell in a shower of moon-silvered tears; in the tears a face that turned perversely to a pansy.

    Kenny

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