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restive
used in The Grapes of Wrath

5 uses
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Definition
uneasy, impatient, and difficult to control
  • Ma stirred restively, but she held her peace.
    Chapter 10 (43% in)
restively = uneasily or impatiently
  • And the restiveness spread to all of them.
    Chapter 10 (65% in)
  • The men stirred restively, and they studied the darkening ground in front of their knees.
    Chapter 13 (64% in)
  • A half-million people moving over the country; a million more restive, ready to move; ten million more feeling the first nervousness.
    Chapter 14 (98% in)
  • In the distance, the Jesus-lovers watched their restive children.
    Chapter 24 (77% in)

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