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nervous and unable to relax

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habitually complaining

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All around, on starless nights, Myriad hosts of livid lights Flicker fretfully, revealing At its foot a phantom, kneeling Whilst it jabbers dismal plaints, Cursing God and all the saints.
An unnamed medical officer from Preston prison fretfully remarked upon the "large number of cases of mental instability with acts of uncontrolled, rather than uncontrollable, impulses whose treatment required anxious consideration and thought," and his colleague at Brixton added that short prison sentences achieved nothing.
Our huskies were straining at the reins, barking raucously, kicking and shoving each other boisterously, beside themselves with excitement as they waited fretfully to get going.
Stern argues that the baby on the table, "swallowing its fists and fretfully crying," is "the most heartbreaking dimension of the entire episode: he is the novel's youngest victim of motherly feeling gone to hell" (121).
But what the spectre of threat are they raising so fretfully when the real threat to the system of sham democracy that we have could only be from inside, not outside?
Some couldn't work out that the tickets had to be paid before returning to their cars and approaching the barrier, thus causing jams as they rushed back to the slot machines to fretfully jump the queue to do the bloody obvious.
There were times when he couldn't answer the question, when progress was nonexistent or fretfully slow.
I don't cough for my own amusement," replied Kitty fretfully.
complain fretfully + item in a ledger = wheeled vehicle + fenced enclosure + attempt
In life-threatening situations schools and other community provider personnel are placed in the precarious situation of giving or not giving an injection and risking their license or fretfully hoping paramedics will arrive in time with epinephrine auto injectors.
On the right biceps of the crucified, whom Steinhart, the sacristan, at the head of the procession, carried on a long staff, a white flag was tied and fluttered fretfully.
As Hallucination itself wanders insistently and fretfully through evanescent moods, bureaucratic meditations, or semantic drifts and sediments, it, too, labors and sparkles, and seems at times, like the philosopher hero of Sallustius's lost epic, perched on the volcano's lip.
Escorted by his aides and well-wishers in the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen must now be wringing his hands fretfully when watching the developments of the new Israeli war on Gaza.
Fretfully he began rehearsing the funny and interesting things he would say--he had a fund of these.
In this case, too, fearing he might be proved a regicide, Oedipus may have fretfully inferred that the company's lead traveler was a "herald" because Jocasta had herself specifically recalled one in Laius's entourage.