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restive
used in War and Peace

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Definition
uneasy, impatient, and difficult to control
  • As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd had to wait.
    Book Two — 1805 (32% in)
  • Rostov's horse was also getting restive: it pawed the frozen ground, pricking its ears at the noise and looking at the lights.
    Book Three — 1805 (71% in)
  • He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift.
    Book Nine — 1812 (8% in)

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