Examples of restless in a Sentence
restless children who can't sit still
The audience was becoming restless.
He started to feel restless and discontent in his job.
Recent Examples of restless from the Web
Later, as a restless adult who quit law school and bounced from job to job.
Take Bonnie at the movie’s start—carnal, restless, not getting any younger.
Its 14 clinical features include: manifest contempt for others, loss of contact with reality, restless or reckless actions, and displays of incompetence.
With Dead Rising looking increasingly lifeless, fans of the restless undead will want to keep an eye on this.
None of the players set to compete in Game 5 of the NBA Finals rolled over in bed, perhaps restless with anticipation or excitement, to rally the fans or tussle with trolls in the muck.
The taxi driver had called in, he was concerned about Claude, who’d grown restless, who twisted in bed and cried out at night.
A suspense film that can run two hours without the audience getting restless must be pretty good.
But that conversation triggered a restless Tuesday night’s sleep.
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First Known Use of restless
before 12th century
RESTLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restless for English Language Learners
: feeling nervous or bored and tending to move around a lot : not relaxed or calm
: unhappy about a situation and wanting change
: having little or no rest or sleep
RESTLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of restless for Students
1 : not relaxed or calm The waiting audience became restless.
2 : having or giving no rest But it was a restless sleep in which he tossed and moaned continually. — Robert C. O'Brien, Rats of NIMH
Medical Definition of restless
1: deprived of rest or sleep the patient was restless from pain
2: providing no rest a restless night
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