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Sample sentences for the GRE study word restive

restive can be used as a adj

1.The attentive, quiet children, the loud, proud, restive base of the streets. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.a gadfly to sting the horse, who became so restive that he threw his rider, who was precipitated to the earth. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.The crowd is restive in the presence of the impulses of paladins. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.As it was, I at length grew restive in the extreme under his distasteful supervision, and daily resented more and more openly what I considered his intolerable arrogance. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.The eager youth joyfully took his place and grasped the coveted reins, but no sooner did the fiery coursers of the sun feel the inexperienced hand which attempted to guide them, than they became restive and unmanageable. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
6.As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd had to wait. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.Rostov's horse was also getting restive it pawed the frozen ground, pricking its ears at the noise and looking at the lights. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8.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. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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