from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unresting manner; continuously; without rest.

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  • adverb Without rest; unceasingly, perpetually.


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unresting +‎ -ly


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  • The precepts are vague when we endeavour to apply them; consequences are more entangled than a wisp of string, and their confusion is unrestingly in change; we must hold to what we know and walk by it.

    Lay Morals 2005

  • In this way the day wore on; Ahab, now aloft and motionless; anon, unrestingly pacing the planks.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale 2002

  • And heaved and heaved, still unrestingly heaved the black sea, as if its vast tides were a conscience; and the great mundane soul were in anguish and remorse for the long sin and suffering it had bred.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale 2002

  • He must everywhere, and unrestingly, fight ignorance and prejudice with one hand, while he strives to heal with the other, and this double strife was fiercer in the wilderness, just at that time, than almost anywhere else within the furthest reach of science.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance Nancy Huston Banks

  • Then, all those brains charged with the technological advances of many thousands of years, the combined hundreds went unrestingly to work.

    Masters of Space Robert Lee [Illustrator] Berry 1925

  • He toiled unrestingly, taking no heed of his own physical weakness, and he asked himself (when he had a minute to spare) what would become of his soul, should he be struck dead in a "careless mood."

    Americans and Others Agnes Repplier 1904

  • Oliver was digging potatoes, as she knew he would be, and she recognized the bend of the back, the steady stress of one who toiled too long and too unrestingly, so that his very pose spoke like a lifelong purpose.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown 1902

  • Ahab, now aloft and motionless; anon, unrestingly pacing the planks.

    Great Sea Stories Various 1897

  • And Notely slept on, wearied, heedless; soft, luxurious trappings of life all about him; his reconciled young wife; his hope now of an heir for his name and fortune; the work he had struggled at last so unrestingly to do; and the dear, lost love of his youth, Vesty, bending over him.

    Vesty of the Basins Sarah P. McLean Greene 1895

  • It did, but worse remained behind; for the Dervishes got up and formed a ring round their chief, and began swaying right and left and backwards and forwards, unrestingly, remorselessly, getting quicker and quicker, till there was nothing in the world but swayings this way and that way, back and forth.

    Without Prejudice Israel Zangwill 1895


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