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disquieted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disquieted afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief "too upset to say anything","spent many disquieted moments","distressed about her son's leaving home","lapsed into disturbed sleep","worried parents","a worried frown","one last worried check of the sleeping children"
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Quotations

  • Brother Lawrence
    Brother Lawrence
    “We must do our business faithfully, without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to God mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from him.”

Usage

In literature:

His large, clear eyes were expressionless, and on his disquieting beauty lay the shadow of death.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
It does not exact from him quick decisions or disquieting activity.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
But there was disquieting news about the loose trade he intended to follow.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
The burghers began to be disquieted, and to wax wroth.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
One may be inclined to think that, in his egotism, he was more sad on his own account than disquieted on that of his successors and of France.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume IV. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The allies of France were disquieted and her foes emboldened.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
But she no longer felt weak or disquieted; nervous excitement sustained her, and gave her strength and presence of mind.
"Queen Hortense" by L. Mühlbach
He is wounded by every Arrow that is shot at him, and puts it in the Power of every insignificant Enemy to disquiet him.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Considerably disquieted by this mysterious pursuit, I decided to discover the reason for it.
"An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)" by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
Her grave manner of saying "dearest" had disquieted him.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Oliver glanced in some disquiet at the pile of Ferrier's letters lying beside him.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then, as his silence was beginning to disquiet her again, he laid a steady hand upon the shadowing hair.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
One of the most disquieting aspects of the advance was its variability and unpredictability.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
But the government was disquieted by internal discord.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
She drew the shade, for the continuous lightning added to her disquiet.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
If so it did not disquiet him.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
His season of delight over the morning's news had been brief, and was now succeeded by thorough disquiet.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
A thousand disquieting thoughts passed through Timar's head, without beginning or end.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
There was a painful atmosphere of disquiet about the two men.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
The lack of the discipline to which he had become accustomed would appal and disquiet him.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
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In poetry:

I had a vision of a passing boat
and heard some voices saying disquieting things.
I heard a clock strike in some distant house…
but in which house?…
"Lament (O how all things are far removed)" by Rainer Maria Rilke
Though awful tempests thunder overhead,
I deem that God is not disquieted,--
The faith that trembles somewhat yet is sure
Through storm and darkness of a way secure.
"The Legend Glorified" by James Whitcomb Riley
Nay, even with fixed eyes and broken breath,
My feet dip down into the tides of death,
Nor any friend be left, nor prayer be said,
I deem that God is not disquieted.
"The Legend Glorified" by James Whitcomb Riley
Prince Thomas is my eldest son,
A sober Prince is he,
And from the day we breech'd him
Till now, he's twenty-three,
He never caused disquiet
To his poor Mamma or me.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
And knowing it alone through perturbation
And vague disquiet of another star,
They named it, till the day of revelation,
"The Dark Companion" — darkly guessed afar.
"The Dark Companion" by James Brunton Stephens
But upon your fair, fair forehead, no regrets nor griefs are dwelling,
Neither sorrow nor disquiet do the peaceful features know;
Nor that look, whose wistful beauty seemed their sad hearts to be telling,
"Daylight breaketh, let me go!"
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

The premise isn't novel, but the movie, which was featured in the 2008 New York Film Festival, gives teenage sex and death a disquieting high art sheen.
Something is disquietingly wrong with David Esbjornson's production of Maria Irene Fornes's Mud.
It doesn't perturb me much because I'm used to being disquieted by Fornes's works.
Disquiet is their natural habitat.
The disquieting, remarkable photography of a Chinese dissident.
Reports of malfunctioning electronic voting machines are disquieting, but they needn't disrupt the election.
Disquiet over congressional map leads to call for reform.
D eath always comes too soon for those we know and love, but the abrupt news of the death of Pope John Paul was disquieting in a special way.
But here is another disquieting truth: Even the terms "radicalization" and " radical Islam" get things exactly backwards.
Last month, GQ ran a disquietingly flattering profile of Joe Roth, who, in January 2000, quit his gig as Walt Disney Studios' chairman to "revolutionize the industry" ( GQ 's words) by forming his own studio.
Last month GQ ran a disquietingly flattering profile of Joe Roth, who, in January 2000, quit his gig as Walt Disney Studios chairman to "revolutionize the industry" ( GQ 's words) by forming his own studio.
The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Alfred Mac Adam Pantheon, 278 pp.
A weekend stripped of three games because of Hurricane Irene produced disquieting losses for Chivas USA and Houston and Sporting Kansas City, and spectacular wins for Seattle and FC Dallas in the wake of Concacaf Champions League victories.
Werner Herzog's second non-fiction film of the year is a troubling inquiry into capital punishment in the U.S. A disquieting, heartbreaking look at American crime and punishment.
The darkness becomes disquietingly so, and I quicken my footsteps to catch up in the dimly lit narrow passageway.
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In science:

However, the ADS approach reduces to the DDS for finite E, a fact which is hard to be fitted to MC data, and both contain disquieting features .
Lennard--Jones and Lattice Models of Driven Fluids
This estimate is particularly disquieting in the context of our previous suggestion that our best models require a hot halo of density ∼ 10−5 cm−3 in order to correct the LA kinematics, etc.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
The EPR paper grew out of decades of disquiet Einstein felt about quantum theory, exacerbated by the rise of the Copenhagen interpretation as the orthodox one .
Quantum discord is Bohr's notion of non-mechanical disturbance introduced in his answer to EPR
Nevertheless, there is growing disquiet over not seeing directions for the answers to the questions about matter, energy, space, and time that were listed in my introduction.
FPCP 2012 Summary Talk on Experiments
Experimenters should not be dissuaded from this pursuit by the somewhat disquieting over-consistency of many results; surprise often lurks just beyond the horizon.
Experimental Summary on Hadronic Decays: A TAU98 Review
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