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And then there was the second expression of her restlessness.
Ere long words fell by ones and twos from her lips; words whispered in her sleep, growing more and more co ntinuous, more and more articulate, the longer the sleep lasted -- words which seemed to calm her restlessness and to hush her into deeper repose.
But he never says a word of the true reason of his restlessness, to her, and she finds it best not to hint at it to him.
What irksome constraint I underwent, sitting in the same attitude hours upon hours, afraid to move an arm or a leg lest Miss Murdstone should complain (as she did on the least pretence) of my restlessness, and afraid to move an eye lest she should light on some look of dislike or scrutiny that would find new cause for complaint in mine
Yet Estella was so inseparable from all my restlessness and disquiet of mind, that I really fell into confusion as to the limits of my own part in its production.
Her melancholy expression, habitual in her lonely moments, showed that she was not amusing herself, but giving vent to her restlessness.
She will not admit to me that there is any cause for restlessness, or if there be, she does not understand it herself.
It was this restlessness, this insecurity, perhaps, that drove me further and further afield in my exploring expeditions.
Before I went to bed I had an interval of restlessness, and prowled from window to window, peering out for some sign of these monsters.
Dantes reflected, as he worked, on the shout of joy which, with a single word, he could evoke from all these men, if he gave utterance to the one unchanging thought that pervaded his heart; but, far from disclosing this precious secret, he almost feared that he had already said too much, and by his restlessness and continual questions, his minute observations and evident pre-occupation, aroused suspicions.
A wild young mare, in her restlessness, strayed to the edge of a declivity.
She watched, with feverish restlessness, each steam-boat that passed the door on its busy way towards the metropolis, and met the servant each day at the gate of the lawn on his return from the city; but it was only to receive added disappointments.