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restive
used in Lonesome Dove

4 uses
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Definition
uneasy, impatient, and difficult to control
  • The cattle were restive too, mosquitoes around their eyes and in their nostrils.
    Chapters 34-35 (30% in)
  • He was beginning to feel restive and would have liked some female company.
    Chapters 42-43 (41% in)
  • A mile or two along in the day, Memphis began to grow restive, flicking his ears and looking around.
    Chapters 42-43 (73% in)
  • Call and Augustus loped out and met them a half mile away, for the herd was looking restive at the sight of the riders.
    Chapters 83-84 (31% in)

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