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After Dan's departure in the sleigh, Tom wandered about restlessly.

Alexander moved about restlessly and fell to poking the fire.

As he was at his ordinary daily work his mind was restlessly busy.

"It must have been plenty far away," said Calhoun restlessly.

"I don't understand a word—not a syllable," said Garrison restlessly.

Mrs. Clemens often wrote that he was restlessly impatient to return.

"Of course it's just the way she sings," she told herself, restlessly.

In this hotel we waited two weeks, patiently at times, restlessly at other times.

But the animal is a going concern, restlessly active in many ways.

They champed their bits and moved about restlessly as though impatient to be off.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from rest (n.1) + -less. A general Germanic compound (cf. Frisian restleas, Dutch rusteloos, German rastlos, Danish rastlös). Meaning "stirring constantly, desirous of action" is attested from late 15c. Related: Restlessly; restlessness. Old English had restleas "deprived of sleep."

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