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 Meanings and Examples of RESTIVE
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restive
 a.  impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control
Classic Sentence:
1  As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd had to wait.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
2  Rostov's horse was also getting restive: it pawed the frozen ground, pricking its ears at the noise and looking at the lights.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XIII
3  He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II
4  Mammy shifted from one foot to another like a restive elephant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  The other swore at his restive horse, and then cleared his throat.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
6  They had all the more reason for doing so because the news of their defeat had spread across the countryside and made the animals on the neighbouring farms more restive than ever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
7  She became restive, insisted upon her rights, and finally announced her positive intention of going to a certain ball.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
8  Yet I am of opinion, this defect arises chiefly from a perverse, restive disposition; for they are cunning, malicious, treacherous, and revengeful.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
9  Driving was out of the question, because one of the horses was restive, and bolted in the shafts.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 7
10  The crowd is restive in the presence of the impulses of paladins.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XX—THE DEAD ARE IN THE RIGHT AND THE LIVING ARE N...
Example Sentence:
1  Waiting impatiently in line to see Santa Claus, even the best-behaved children grow restive and start to fidget.