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  • n. The state or condition of being unrestful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being unrestful; restlessness; disquietude.


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unrestful +‎ -ness


  • I don't think J ever felt as much as I did, the weariness of the house's unrestfulness so long as she managed it; even after ten or more years of it.

    On Mrs. Moore

  • I thought that here was a fit illustration for a fairy tale; then I remembered the Colonel's account of how he had awakened in the act of entering this romantic plaisance, and I was touched anew by an unrestfulness, by a sense of the uncanny.

    Bat Wing

  • There is still an atmosphere of tension and unrestfulness in the air, though.

    Man and Maid

  • Any fortune-teller might introduce a dark man into the picture of a fair girl's destiny; but the allusions were so marked that Victoria's vague unrestfulness became distress.

    The Golden Silence

  • By that electric spark within me, of which thou art the Twin Flame, I ask of thee to send me this one more poor human soul; let me change its unrestfulness into repose, its hesitation to certainty, its weakness to strength, its weary imprisonment to the light of liberty!

    A Romance of Two Worlds

  • Multitudes are living lives of unrestfulness, simply because they have set the lowest parts of their nature upon the throne, and subordinated the highest to these.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians Chapters I to End. Colossians, Thessalonians, and First Timothy.

  • It happened sometimes that he began to recite the Hours, but could not finish the Psalm which he had begun because so many came to him one after the other; and that he might not yield to weariness and refuse to open the door to him that knocked, he said to himself, "Once more for the sake of God," and this "once more" he did often repeat till "once" became "often," for in his brotherly love he did patiently overcome the hardships and unrestfulness of these interruptions.

    The Founders of the New Devotion: Being the Lives of Gerard Groote, Florentius Radewin and Their Followers.


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