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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back.

2. (a.) Inactive; sluggish.

3. (a.) Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory.

4. (a.) Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; -- applied especially to horses.


The Bishop at Work
... box and jackal to the Lionheart, and who now swept through England with a thousand
knights, trying cleverly and faithfully to rule the restive English and to ...
/.../marson/hugh bishop of lincoln/chapter v the bishop at.htm

... You may leave the minister who thumps the desk and listen to a man with
a nasal twang, but you are still restive and unsatisfied. ...
// heart-cry of jesus/chapter viii soul-rest.htm

... It was, no doubt, a difficult office to fill, for the tribe was restive and powerful,
but it would be very profitable, because the system on which taxes were ...
/.../ of the bible some lesser-known/jeroboam.htm

The Wonderful Skill with which Origen Prepares Gregory and ...
... prohibition; sometimes assailing us in the genuine Socratic fashion, and again
upsetting us by his argumentation whenever he saw us getting restive under him ...
/.../argument vii the wonderful skill with.htm

As the Foam Upon Water
... By the strange inscrutable spread of rumor, sweeping with the air, the tidings of
the miracle and the rise of Seraiah poured in upon the restive hundreds that ...
// city of delight/chapter xx as the foam.htm

About the Book
... legs at the same time, while the second Missie Ammal held an umbrella over her head,
and the third exhorted the picture, which speedily got restive, to sit ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter i about the book.htm

Tee Advice of Hotep
... It would take a profounder soul than any they had displayed to understand and
sympathize with the restive genius hidden under the smooth exterior they saw. ...
// yoke/chapter xvi tee advice of.htm

"He Hardened his Heart"
... servants. He could not understand why Egypt should be restive under the same
afflictions that he had borne with fortitude. Summoning ...
// yoke/chapter xxx he hardened his.htm

In Step with Jesus.
... service. They tell me that where cattle are yoked for work it is usual to
put a young restive beast with an old, steady-going animal. ...
// talks on service/in step with jesus.htm

See, World! Thy Life Assailed.
... When tongues of bad men grieve me, Of peace and name deprive me, My restive heart
I'll still; Their evil deeds enduring, Of pardon free assuring My neighbour ...
/.../gerhardt/paul gerhardts spiritual songs/see world thy life assailed.htm

Restive (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Restive (1 Occurrence). Jeremiah 2:23 How are you able
to say, I am not unclean, I have not gone after the Baals? ...
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Restless (6 Occurrences)

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Restitution (21 Occurrences)

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Bible Concordance
Restive (1 Occurrence)

Jeremiah 2:23 How are you able to say, I am not unclean, I have not gone after the Baals? see your way in the valley, be clear about what you have done: you are a quick-footed camel twisting her way in and out;
(See RSV)



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Restless (6 Occurrences)

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