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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Restless
 
  Restless as a gypsy.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Restless as ambition.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Restless as Hamlet.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Restless as leaves.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Restless as quicksilver.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Restless as the sea.
            —Alfred Austin
  6
  Restless as a riot.
            —Rex Beach
  7
  Restless … as the winds.
            —Aphra Behn
  8
  Restless as the nest-deserted bird.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9
  Restless, like a dog whose master is absent.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  10
  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
  11
  Restless as the winter storm.
            —Reginald Heber
  12
  Restless as water that winds onward through the plains.
            —Victor Hugo
  13
  Restless as butterflies.
            —Leigh Hunt
  14
  He was as restless as a wild beast in a cage.
            —George MacDonald
  15
  Restless as if fluttering wings bore thee on thy wanderings.
            —Charles Eliot Norton
  16
  Restless as the desert wind.
            —Albert Bigelow Paine
  17
  Restless as a brook.
            —Hiram Rich
  18
  Restless as hyenas.
            —Edgar Saltus
  19
  Restless … like the touch’d needle till it find the star.
            —George Sandys
  20
  Restless as Ulysses.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
  21
  Restless as Niagara.
            —Martin Farquhar Tupper
  22
  Restless as a veering wind.
            —William Wordsworth
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