Phrases with "agitated"

Ann Radcliffe La Motte made some motion towards the door, but his agitated frame refused to support him, and he sunk into a chair, silent and exhausted. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Sinclair Lewis It had been the existence of Friddy as his own son-inlaw that had caused Oliver to be so agitated when his brother Morton found that he had a Negro for son-inlaw. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Edgar Allan Poe There, like the waves about the Hebrides, the low underwood is agitated continually. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Arthur Morrison But then I was not there long, and was too much agitated to notice very particularly. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Jane Austen Harriet, who was standing at some distance, and with face turned from her, did not immediately say any thing; and when she did speak, it was in a voice nearly as agitated as Emma’s. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Arthur Conan Doyle There was no wound upon the dead man’s person, but the agitated expression upon his face assured me that he had foreseen his fate before it came upon him. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

Jules Verne Everybody is agitated — in the boxes, the pit, the galleries. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

Benjamin Disraeli The Harem Queen advances with an agitated step; she holds in her left hand a lamp, and in the girdle of her light dress is a dagger. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Charles Dickens We, the boat, become violently agitated — rumble, hum, scream, roar, and establish an immense family washing-day at each paddle-box. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Sir Walter Scott He occupied the seat opposite to her, and dropping his huge and shaggy eyebrows over his piercing black eyes, gazed at her in silence, as if agitated by a variety of contending feelings. The Black Dwarf by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Arthur Conan Doyle Halloa! what is this?” There was an agitated knock at the door, and an instant afterwards Dr. Huxtable was in the room. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

E. F. Benson He was devoted to her with a warmth that his supposed devotion to Lucia had never kindled in him; he even went so far as to dream about her in an agitated though respectful manner. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

He sat himself by the smouldering fire, in somber and agitated rumination. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. T. A. Hoffmann V—— was deeply agitated by this scene; the presentiment of some fearful deed rose up before him like a black and fiendish spectre, and refused to leave him. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Guy de Maupassan This obstinate research agitated him; this constant preoccupation regarding the young girl seemed to open to his soul the way to tender reveries. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

George Meredith A little conversation happening to buzz at the instant, the Countess merely turned her chin to an angle, agitated her brows very gently, and crowned the performance with a mournful smile. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Benjamin Disraeli He ran down to Spezzia instantly, because he thought they would be wet,’ said the agitated Venetia, speaking with rapidity and trying to appear calm. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

John Morley He agitated the whole world with indignation and pity by means of narratives, pleas, short statements and long statements, passionate appeals and argumentative appeals. Voltaire by John Morley

The day was lovely, the sky serene and clear, and a gentle zephyr-like breeze merely agitated the atmosphere. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, have you got it? Speak out, man, and don’t stand staring!” An agitated German waiter had appeared upon the scene. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Arnold Bennett Constance followed his agitated footsteps to the side-door. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

D. H. Lawrence She saw him agitated and shaken, a frail, unsubstantial body silent like the node of some violent force, that came out from him and shook her almost into a swoon. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford An agitated stewardess came running up to me, and I went running down. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

In the years of his adolescence there is no sign of such a feeling having agitated his breast, where ambition reigned to the exclusion of everything else. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

For a few seconds the tube seemed to contain an agitated tumbling mosaic, compact of all the gems of the world. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle It may be imagined, therefore, that when the rumours of a bona fide diamond find in the Orange Free State came to his ears John Girdlestone was much agitated and distressed. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Only, he was much agitated while he was loading it, and his hand trembled greatly. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Captain Lake was not so low, and rather better than this morning, the doctor said; and Rachel raised her eyes, and whispered an agitated thanksgiving. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Arnold Bennett And he was disturbed, baffled, agitated by the effect of the secret workings of his own unsuspected emotion. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

They were certainly agitated and intensely interested, yet not exactly sad. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Wilkie Collins But she was too weak and too agitated to follow her recollections as far back as Aldborough. She resigned the attempt, and only looked at him. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

William Makepeace Thackeray It was the same in effect as that which had been hinted to me the day previous by the Grand Vizier. I confess I was too agitated to catch every word that was spoken. Burlesques by William Makepeace Thackeray

Arnold Bennett A murmuring wave agitated the crowd. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Anna Katherine Green Three hours later, an agitated confab took place at the gate, or rather between the two front gates. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

It was a kind of work exacting extreme care and precision, and the girl’s hand never faltered, though a tempest of passionate feeling agitated her as she worked. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

A long white finger was extended by the Van Eyck in a line with the speaker’s eye, and an agitated voice bade him stand, in the name of all the saints. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

D. H. Lawrence There was something strangely pathetic and tender in her moving, unconscious finger-tips, that were agitated and hurt, really. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Is that why every one whom I have seen so far wears such a look of anxiety?” “Yes, yes,” she cried, giving him one other glimpse of her lovely, agitated face. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

It would not do to tell Mrs. Hare that her suspicions pointed to one particular quarter; it would have agitated her too greatly. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

George Gissing As the day broke he stretched himself on his host’s bed, there being no other for him, and there dozed for two or three hours, far too agitated to enjoy a sound sleep. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

But for all the subterranean tremors that agitated Trimmings — Lavinia’s misgiving, Walter’s resentment, Liz’s feeling of guilt, Emma’s hatredlife on the surface was smooth. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Sir Walter Scott A ray of light streamed on his uncurtained couch, and showed to Morton the working of his harsh features, which seemed agitated by some strong internal cause of disturbance. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

She tried to appear as if acting according to the ordinary routine of life, and yet was evidently agitated by violent and irrepressible feeling. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Edith Wharton These little creatures, pitched upward into experience on the tossing waves of their parents’ agitated lives, had managed to establish a rough-and-ready system of self-government. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

His manner was so confused, himself so agitated when I first spoke. Verena Fontaine’s Rebellion by Ellen Wood [1880]

Thomas Hardy The child was sleeping soundly; but her imagination of possibly disastrous events at her home, the predominance within her of the unseen over the seen, agitated her beyond endurance. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells He was too agitated to light his Primus and make tea. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Charles Dickens The rapidity with which an agitated gambler subsided into a snoring slumberer, was one of the most singular effects I have ever witnessed. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

It might be ten or fifteen minutes, to me it seemed ages, before the still surface, gleaming under the lamplight, began to be agitated towards the centre. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

She came on with her agitated face, from which every drop of blood had faded. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

E. F. Benson Really if life at Riseholme was to become a series of agitated days ending in devastating discoveries, the sooner he went away with Foljambe and Dicky the better. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Ivan Turgenev It only remains for me to regret my indiscretion in having allowed myself to be agitated for nothing, in having held out a hand to a friend, and having come for one minute out of my lonely corner. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Sinclair Lewis As Martin tried to hold them he heard the agitated pounding of a policeman’s night stick on the pavement. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Guy de Maupassant He, indeed, seemed singularly agitated and preoccupied, as though undergoing some mysterious mental struggle. The Specter (Apparition) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Rafael Sabatini He looked with eyes of sorrow and concern into her white, agitated face. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Andrew Lang All this happened in a few moments, but long enough to have left me so agitated that I could not realise it had only been a vision in a glass ball. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

The stranger, I have said, was some years older than myself: a man of a good stature, a very lively face, cordial, agitated manners, and a gray eye as active as a fowl’s. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Three weeks had passed since the murder at Mr. Weishaupt’s — three weeks the most agitated that had been known in this sequestered city. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Sir Walter Scott His weight was not sufficient to render his ascent steady amid such a storm of wind, and he swung like an agitated pendulum at the mortal risk of being dashed against the rocks. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

There was a great silence, and then a shrieking of terrified children, and a glimpse of agitated people close at hand, and others running towards him. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Rita, much too agitated to expect anything but a sleepless night, had not the courage to get into bed. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Henry James Catherine was always agitated by an introduction; it seemed a difficult moment, and she wondered that some people — her new acquaintance at this moment, for instanceshould mind it so little. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

The old nobleman seemed strangely agitated as it caught his eye. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

A double hypothesis presented itself to De Wardes’s agitated mind; either De Guiche was killed, or De Guiche was wounded only. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Robert Louis Stevenson The least shock agitated my mother where she sat; the least passing jar appeared to cross her features; and she sank back in the chair like one resigned to weariness. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomas Hardy Blundering fools!” He pressed the agitated girl into a seat, returned to the outer room and opened the door. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

H. G. Wells Compared with this atmosphere of high and sustained direction, the intellectual and moral quality of the Popes, he saw, was the quality of an agitated rag bag. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

Jules Verne After the manifold perils of the last seventy-two days’ voyage all are too agitated to look forward without dismay to what in all human probability must be a time of the direst distress. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

Benjamin Disraeli The rector walked up and down the room with an agitated countenance. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

There was something that profoundly agitated my father. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jules Verne I turned towards Captain Nemo, and in an agitated voice exclaimed: “A man shipwrecked! He must be saved at any price!” The Captain did not answer me, but came and leaned against the panel. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Mr. Carlyle did not appear to doubt it, as Barbara had done; perhaps he could not, in the face of Richard’s agitated and intense earnestness. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

M. R. James The two latter, both rather pale and agitated in appearance, are sitting on chairs and being questioned. A Warning to the Curious and other ghost stories by M. R. James

She was breathing fast — it agitated me to be alone with her — and she had a little shining dagger in her hand. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The fact was, he felt both agitated and confused. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Anthony Hope He was, by now, hardly less agitated than the queen herself. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

The hurried, agitated peal seemed more urgent than if the summons had been steadily given by a practised hand. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

At the sound of the bell she looked up quickly, and, with an agitated air, kept her eyes fixed on the door, as if she expected some one to enter. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

After a long and agitated pause, Marston said — “You remember Merton’s confession. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Radclyffe Hall Elizabeth leant back in the rickety chair, her enigmatical eyes on the girl’s agitated face. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu With an agitated heart, Mr. Longcluse approached the pretty little place known as Raleigh Court, to which he had been invited. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Washington Irving He repeated his demand in a still more agitated voice. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

During the meal Aunt Harriet had at considerable length expounded one of the many problems that agitated her, the solution of which would have robbed her of her principal happiness in life. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

D. H. Lawrence UNO—DUE—E—TRE!” It came out in one simultaneous yell from the man, the dog in sheer bewilderment opened his jaws and let the bread go down his throat, and wagged his tail in agitated misery. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Sinclair Lewis Then he knew that he was wildly agitated about her. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Caroline Lamb After this conversation, Calantha saw no more of her lover: yet he was very anxious to see her once again, and much and violently agitated before he went. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edith Wharton There were several ways of answering it, and he gave considerable thought to each one during the watches of an agitated night. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

M. P. Shiel I don’t see why I should be so haunted and agitated by it; but it is such a pang to be jealous of the unknown. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Sinclair Lewis The light had gone out abruptly, as though an agitated watcher were trying to hide from him. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

He walked up and down the library, agitated and impatient, his hands clasped above his head. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

A tremor of impatience to clutch the frightful thing, glimpsed once and unforgettable, agitated her hands. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

George Meredith But how mournfully changed he was! She had not noticed it, agitated by her own emotions as she had been, and at one time three parts frozen. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

In a few moments Cuthbert heard a step he knew and rose with an agitated air. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

He had expected to see her agitated at his coming. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

G. K. Chesterton The figure drew back at the first cry, with an agitated movement so abrupt as almost to be called an antic. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Benjamin Disraeli The commander of the vessel comes forward with an agitated step and gloomy countenance. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Walter Scott Bertha had made an early communication to the Count, that his lady, agitated with the many anxieties of the few preceding days, was unable to leave her apartment. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Can I hold my peace whilst I hear the symptoms of a coming storm that menaces my beloved country? Two puissant people are flying to arms; two flourishing cities are agitated by the approach of war. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Wilkie Collins He had never seen his brother violently agitated before. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Edith Wharton One evening Evelina came in flushed and agitated from her stroll around the Square. Ann Eliza saw at once that something had happened; but the new habit of reticence checked her question. Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton [1916]

Benjamin Disraeli Sometimes his face was pale, sometimes scarlet; the changes were rapid, but the expression was agitated rather than one of gratification. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Her features were agitated with the former reminiscence of St. Vitus’s Dance. “Yes; a new waiter. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Henry James Good heavens,” she added with impatience, “ don’t you see it for yourself? ” “I certainly see that you’re agitated and absent as you warned me so promptly you would be. The Other House by Henry James [1896]

George Eliot He made a movement in an agitated manner, as if he were going to examine the chain and seals, which he held in his hand. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Then, agitated as she had been by her mother’s violence, and now by unaccustomed fears, she lay unable to sleep, starting at every sound. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Caroline Lamb He appeared much agitated when he first beheld me. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Charles Dickens For shame, my lord, for shame!’ ‘I cannot talk to you, sir,’ replied Lord George in a loud voice, and waving his hand in a disturbed and agitated manner; ‘we have nothing in common. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Washington Irving It is very possible that, upon a second perusal of the letter I sent you, you may see the workings of a mind strongly agitated with gratitude and jealousy. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Anthony Hope No one betrayed the least suspicion, and I felt my nerve returning and the agitated beating of my heart subsiding. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Guy de Maupassan As he did not say anything, she began to speak again in an agitated voice, and with tears in her eyes. The Father by Guy de Maupassan

Her companion could read at a glance how much the quarrel had agitated her. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Sinclair Lewis The willows about a farmhouse were agitated by the rising wind, and the patches of bare wood where the bark had peeled away were white as the flesh of a leper. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Wilkie Collins It had been agitated eight years previously, and the settlement of it had been at that time deferred to a future opportunity. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Walter Scott He started up, every limb quivering with rage, and his features so inflamed and agitated by passion, that he more resembled a demoniac, than a man under the regulation of reason. The Monastery by Walter Scott [1820]

Margaret Oliphant When the doctor went back to the room where Susan was, he found Mrs. Vincent in a state of agitated activity. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Edith Wharton The gesture suggested sudden discouragement, or distaste for his work and she wondered if he too were agitated by secret perplexities. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Arthur Conan Doyle He waved his hand to the sofa, and our palpitating visitor with his agitated companion sat side by side upon it. His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle [1917]

Madame was so agitated that she had not even noticed that the consulting-room door was only pushed to and not properly shut. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

Guy de Maupassant What was I to do? I sat down, but then a kind of nervous impatience agitated my legs, so I got up and began to walk about again. He? (Lui?) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

Ann Radcliffe She endeavoured to compose her spirits, which were agitated by the remembrance of past sufferings, and gave him a relation of the following circumstances. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

He got down onto the sand and stood looking over the moonlit, agitated sea, wondering how he could contrive to escape from this island of failure. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

But most of them, taking a preliminary seat on the bushes, suddenly discovered Margaret, and went off with an agitated flirt of their little wings. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Edith Wharton He found his mother propped against her pillows, drinking chocolate, feeding her pet monkey and giving agitated directions to the maidservants on their knees before the open carriage-trunks. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Do you suppose I forget that I am forbid all ecstatic hopes?” She gave a troubled sigh, and rose from the bench, with an agitated air. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

When you left the attic he contrived to —” “Then the closing of the door was a trick,” said Juliet in an agitated tone. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Benjamin Disraeli A Congress was held to settle the affairs of agitated Germany. Where was the Grand Duke of Reisenburg? His hard-earned crown tottered on his head. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Arnold Bennett It was her mysteriousness that agitated him, and her absence rendered him unhappy in his triumph. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

He clapped his hand upon his bare skull, and made an agitated pluck at that article, but missed, and disappeared, with an imprecation in Irish, behind the bed curtains. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Then, replacing the agitated Gummidge on her panther skin, he sat down once more and lighted another cigarette. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Percy Bysshe Shelley Her passion too, controlled as it was in the presence of Verezzi, agitated her soul with progressively-increasing fervour. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Gaston Leroux But, agitated still by what had just happened, she babbled: “No, no! after such a scene I would have nightmares myself as well. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

I could hear an agitated conversation. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Joanna’s agitated voice cried — “News! What? What? I am coming out. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

She got out at the Tube station, smiled at the newspaper man, picked up an agitated old lady’s umbrella, threw a glance over the Park and came after a short walk to the house. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

To Miss Corelli’s agitated mind Satan is a much maligned martyr who regretfully tempts mortals and is grieved when they yield to his beguilements. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

E. T. A. Hoffmann V— — his mind agitated with dark forebodings, ran up to the ill-fated hall, the cabinet adjoining which Wolfgang had chosen, like his father, for his own bedroom. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Will the coming man smoke? Will the coming man drink wine? These tremendous and imperative problems only recently agitated some of the “thoughtful minds” in our midst. ’On with the Dance!’ by Ambrose Bierce

Caroline Lamb Calantha had felt agitated and serious during Miss St. Clare’s performance. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

W. H. Hudson His was an agitated sleep; the sweat stood in big drops on his face, he ground his teeth and moaned, and muttered words which I could not catch. El Ombú by W. H. Hudson [1902]

Philippe, seizing his hand in a quick, agitated manner, exclaimed: “Lead me to where the crown of France is to be found. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

On seeing Marie-Anne he sprang up, as pale and agitated as if the door had given passage to a spectre. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Sir Walter Scott But I have no right to inflict on you, Margaret, agitated as you are with your own anxieties, the unavailing details of my useless recollections. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

He was startled from the automatic monotony of his life by a letter whose superscription so agitated him that his shaking hand could scarcely break the seal. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

H. G. Wells While he was still hesitating there came an agitated messenger with news that the foremost aeroplanes were passing over Arawan. “Arawan?” he said. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Jules Verne It was like a thunder-clap, the reverberations of which rolled along the river bed, then violently agitated by the electrical discharges of the gymnotus. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Sir Walter Scott Sir Arthur might, indeed, have remembered seeing the monument on the former occasion, but his mind was too much agitated to attend to the circumstance as a novelty. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Jules Verne The feet were agitated by increasing frenzy. Doctor Ox’s Experiment by Jules Verne [1874]

I don’t want her to be agitated into thinking about the question at all. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

Ford Madox Ford So he would stick out in an agitated way against the accusation of ever having done anything. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

She seemed deeply embarrassed and agitated at the fervor of my greeting; while I, instead of apologizing or trying to excuse myself, only grew more agitated still. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Benjamin Disraeli The misanthrope and the reckless are neither agitated nor agonised. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Benjamin Disraeli He soothed and sustained her agitated frame, and sealed with an embrace her speechless form. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Ann Radcliffe Ellena meanwhile had retired to her cell, agitated by a variety of considerations, and contrary emotions, of which, however, those of joy and tenderness were long predominant. The Italian by Ann Radcliffe [1796]

What is the matter?’ ‘No, dear Rachel, not ill, only maybe agitated a little. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Guy de Maupassan She will be very much agitated and very angry. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

Devereux laid his hand upon Puddock’s collar with an agitated sort of sneer. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Then after a while he heard her voice speaking inside, harshly, with an agitated abruptness of tone; and in answer there were groans and broken murmurs of exhaustion. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Laura was too agitated to eat anything. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

But before I had time to speculate and almost before I could thoroughly take in that Larose was intensely agitated about something, the door of the room opened again, and two policemen walked in. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

The mother caught the flash of pale, agitated countenances, some of them with quivering lips and tears. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Henry James Miss Flynn’s description had prepared her for a considerable shock, but she wasn’t agitated by her first glimpse of the person who awaited her. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

The next that approached, as soon as it discovered the situation of the prisoner, ran backwards in an agitated manner, and communicated the intelligence to the others. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Edith Wharton His agitated eyeballs glistened like jewels. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

Thomas Hardy The rumor which agitated the other folk of Hintock had reached the young girl, and she was penning a letter to Fitzpiers, to tell him that Mrs. Charmond wore her hair. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Edgar Allan Poe He then proceeded, in a hurried and agitated manner, to extract from a side-pocket in his surtout a large morocco pocket-book. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

Margaret Oliphant It was Susan who was raving close by; but her brother, in the sickening despair of his heart, had not the courage to go into that agitated sick-room. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

He was walking, with an agitated mien, up and down the chamber, and casting from time to time looks of great trouble toward the bed where she lay. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Herman Melville And yet, with an agitated tone, he said, “I can go no further; here I must bid you adieu. Benito Cereno by Herman Melville

Wilkie Collins This was of itself enough to show that he was strongly agitated by something. Mr Wray’s Cash Box by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Even I, depressed in mind, and my spirits continually agitated by gloomy feelings, even I was pleased. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

George Meredith I must know if it signifies the trigger, or I’m agitated about nothing. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

I watched him, struck by the wild, agitated way in which he talked; he seemed hysterical, or perhaps a little drunk. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Arnold Bennett He was more proud and agitated than happy. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Guy de Maupassant And their bed is agitated like the tempestuous sea, and it bends and murmurs, and itself seems to become animated and joyous, for the maddening mystery of love is being accomplished on it. The Bed (Le Lit) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

In fact, brother, she is so good that it is almost a misfortune! Why, you smoke like an old soldier!” I smoked a lot; tobacco intoxicated me, dulled my restless thoughts, my agitated feelings. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Don’t, Bevere.” “She has taken to drink,” he whispered, biting his agitated lips. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

D. H. Lawrence The indefinable repose and inevitability of a lady — even of a lady who is nervous and agitated — this was the problem which occupied Lottie’s shrewd and active, but lower-class mind. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Indeed, they had all been agitated when they came in, for the wrung face of Patsy and the savage eyes of Eileen Ni Cooley had whipped their blood. Demi-Gods by James Stephens

A sound, the slightest, agitated him. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Benjamin Disraeli The year rolled on, an agitated year of general revolution. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Benjamin Disraeli You are speaking to one who also has felt; who, though a man, has wept; who can comprehend sorrow; who can understand the most secret sensations of an agitated spirit. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Sinclair Lewis He agitated the mouth of the tube in the Bunsen burner, droning, “Every time you take the plug from a tube, flame the mouth of the tube. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Rudyard Kipling But not half an hour before I met him, I’d seen an agitated gentleman flogging a horse along the veldt and he had told me that the “flower of the British Army had been destroyed”. A Book of Words by Rudyard Kipling [1928]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They had been joined by Glendower, who listened a little grimly to Lady Agatha’s agitated outpourings. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Ann Radcliffe She then proceeded to the southern side of the edifice, accompanied by Vincent, and followed by the servants, who were agitated with impatient wonder. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

He seemed unable to command spirits for the interview; and, indeed, he grew so agitated and strange, that I was alarmed, and felt greatly relieved when he left me. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

A quicker motion, a livelier melody, agitated them more, and renewed the vivacity of their convulsions. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Wilkie Collins It has so agitated and alarmed her that I have had the greatest possible difficulty in composing her spirits sufficiently to allow me to leave her room and come here. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

What other name could be given to this passion which had overpowered reason, and to the furious desires which agitated him? “Ah!” he exclaimed, “she shall be mine. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

A woman may be a fool, a sleepy fool, an agitated fool, a too awfully noxious fool, and she may even be simply stupid. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Wilkie Collins My pen hurries over the paper without stopping an instant — I am so agitated that I hardly know what I am saying to you. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Arnold Bennett He heard Hilda’s clear voice in the outer office: “Mr. Clayhanger in there?” and the clerk’s somewhat nervously agitated reply, repeating several times in eager affirmative. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Sinclair Lewis His small but puffy mouth was always moving in derisive parentheses, his forehead was an agitated whirlpool of wrinkles. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton It was still more of a surprise to see, as he entered, that it had been opened by Gerty Farish — and that behind her, in an agitated blur, several other figures ominously loomed. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Jane Austen She grew more agitated and displeased. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Edith Wharton A flush almost as agitated as the one she remembered mounted to Landers’s forehead. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Benjamin Disraeli On the contrary, he was rather agitated and perplexed. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Benjamin Disraeli Lothair had returned home from his last visit to Belmont agitated by many thoughts, but, generally speaking, deeply musing over its mistress. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Thomas Wolfe George observed Mrs. Purvis closely in her relations with people and found out that she was by no means so agitated at the spectacle of human suffering. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Jules Verne At daybreak the 1,200 chimneys vomited their torrents of flame into the air, and the ground was agitated with dull tremblings. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]