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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Restless as a gypsy.
  Restless as ambition.
  Restless as Hamlet.
  Restless as leaves.
  Restless as quicksilver.
  Restless as the sea.
            —Alfred Austin
  Restless as a riot.
            —Rex Beach
  Restless … as the winds.
            —Aphra Behn
  Restless as the nest-deserted bird.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Restless, like a dog whose master is absent.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Restless, as the fire that blows and spreads and leaps from high to higher where’er is aught to seize or to subdue.
            —George Eliot
  Restless as the winter storm.
            —Reginald Heber
  Restless as water that winds onward through the plains.
            —Victor Hugo
  Restless as butterflies.
            —Leigh Hunt
  He was as restless as a wild beast in a cage.
            —George MacDonald
  Restless as if fluttering wings bore thee on thy wanderings.
            —Charles Eliot Norton
  Restless as the desert wind.
            —Albert Bigelow Paine
  Restless as a brook.
            —Hiram Rich
  Restless as hyenas.
            —Edgar Saltus
  Restless … like the touch’d needle till it find the star.
            —George Sandys
  Restless as Ulysses.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  Restless as Niagara.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  Restless as a veering wind.
            —William Wordsworth

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