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restive
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Franny and Zooey
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  • Lane was shifting restively in his chair,
  • His voice carried with a minimum of vitality, as though he had come over to speak to Lane out of boredom or restiveness, not for any sort of human discourse.
  • She straightened her back restively.
  • But he got up from the piano bench too restively for it to have been a real gesture of dismissal.
  • He relit his cigar, then hunched forward, restively, both arms on the cherrywood surface.
  • In general, listeners were divided into two, curiously restive camps: those who held that the Glasses were a bunch of insufferably "superior" little bastards that should have been drowned or gassed at birth, and those who held that they were bona-fide underage wits and savants, of an uncommon, if unenviable, order.

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  • Employees became restive as management grew increasingly more demanding.
  • She grew restive during the discussion and finally began to collect her things to leave.

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