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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Workers had to sign a “Conditions of Employment” slip that listed “agitation” and “insubordination” as grounds for firing, and those living in the company town risked losing their home if they were seen as being too restive.
International border tensions have defined the restive region, which has been heavily militarized, with civil protests and terror attacks over several decades.
A handsome soldier on a restive bay mare came next, and behind him a huge touring car with a pompous black chauffeur.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
Long grass bordered the road on either side, and Barrington's horse suddenly shied and became restive.
Even the platform supporters grew restive unconsciously, and stirred and coughed.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Whatever court he went to (and he was often obliged to go to restive and refractory ones) he brought them into his measures.
But sometimes, as now, she was restive under his too close scrutiny.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
“More easily said than done, old codger,” hiccoughed Robson, essaying to get across the back of a restive mule.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
Whenever the wretches mutinied, or grew restive, they were put down in the hold and the hatches closed.
Every time he smells one he is quiet and licks it; but on smelling the other he is invariably restive and strives to kick it.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND

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