Phrases with "agitated"

Arnold Bennett She was very agitated and very nervous. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

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]

Guy de Maupassan But her mind was so much upset that she trembled at the slightest noise, and her hands shook whenever any trifling disturbance agitated her. The Orphan by Guy de Maupassan

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]

H. G. Wells As he pushed this knob about the rifle above swung to correspond, and the picture passed to and fro like an agitated panorama. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

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]

Thomas Hardy Lady Constantine was too agitated to speak, but Louis said, ‘I am glad to see you again. Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy [1895]

Henry James I saw that she enjoyed it even more than she told; she was agitated with the multitude of her impressions. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Marjorie Bowen To Elisa’s agitated imagination this portion of the wall sunk in the surrounding bookshelves, long and narrow, looked like the lid of a coffin. Scoured Silk by Marjorie Bowen

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]

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]

George Meredith Something was hinted of her having agitated London once. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Henry Handel Richardson He was always agitated anew by the abrupt way in which Louise passed from mood to mood; but this was something different; he could not understand it. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

The heads, leveled by the perspective, extended afar, thick and agitated as the ears of corn in a vast plain. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

He found pleasure in feeling the water trickle over his burning brow and over his body, agitated by feverish shudders. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

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]

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]

Henry David Thoreau The opening of large tracts by the ice-cutters commonly causes a pond to break up earlier; for the water, agitated by the wind, even in cold weather, wears away the surrounding ice. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

William Makepeace Thackeray But though ’tis an interesting one, and though the Margrave won, yet he could not keep his attention on the cards: so agitated was his mind by the dreadful secret which weighed upon it. A Legend of the Rhine by William Makepeace Thackeray [1845]

Florence Dixie Another rustle, ever so slight, agitated the rhododendron. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

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

At this crisis, the furthest columns of the Indian army were seen to be agitated and thrown into a disorder that rapidly spread through the whole mass. The History of the Conquest of Mexico by William Hickling Prescott [1843]

It was she who was obliged to stand on tip-toe and place her cheek against his lips; he was so agitated that even then he kissed her roughly on the eye almost blinding her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

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

Horace Walpole During this interview Jerome’s mind was agitated by a thousand contrary passions. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole [1764]

Jules Verne Perhaps some storm agitated the surface of the waves. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

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]

H.P. Lovecraft That fateful night I was wildly agitated and perturbed, for despite the excellent care he had received, Joe Slater was unmistakably dying. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

Jules Verne But no! the upper beds were too violently agitated for that. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

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

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]

A poor creature, indeed, in this respect, Dr Drummond thought him — Dr Drummond, who wore an untrammelled surplice which filled like an agitated sail in his quick tacks from right to left. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

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]

Percy Bysshe Shelley Verezzi’s mind was agitated by various emotions as he stood; but rushing in at last, raised Matilda in his arms, and tenderly attempted to comfort her. Zastrozzi by Percy Bysshe Shelley [1810]

Edith Wharton The sad butler drew back the drawing-room portieres and announced: “Mr. Henry van der Luyden.” Mrs. Archer dropped her needle and pushed her chair back with an agitated hand. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

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]

Jane Austen In watching them she forgot herself; and, agitated by the increasing spirit of Edmund’s manner, had once closed the page and turned away exactly as he wanted help. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

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

Virginia Woolf Then, too, she is agitated beyond what is right or reasonable, because a letter has not reached her. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

The address was —“Mr. Dudley R. Ruthyn, Paris, vid Dover.” “I am old — agitated — on the eve of a decision on which much depends. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I was perfectly drunk with the thousand feelings which agitated me; and although I acted like one bereft of his senses, yet everything I did was precisely that which I ought to have done. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

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

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]

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

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]

The character of his face was quite Scotch; but there was feeling in his eye, and emotion in his now agitated countenance. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

I thought he had an agitated air. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

The agitated figures, apparently wild with terror, consisted of Groslow, who at the hour fixed by Mordaunt had collected his men and the sailors. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

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]

Benjamin Disraeli O Vivian, I have been too long a searcher after this fearful science; and this very night, agitated in spirit, I sought yon water. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Henry James Mr. Striker continued: “Mrs. Hudson, I see, is too deeply agitated to converse with you freely. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

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]

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

Benjamin Disraeli Then she paced the saloon with an agitated step, and then she read the letter again and again, and still she paced the saloon. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

He felt curiously agitated at the thought that in the next minute he might be face to face with the dead girl’s grandmother. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell Now, what are you going to do about your little girl? Have you fixed yet?’ ‘No. Yesterday there seemed so little time, and when one is agitated it is so difficult to think of everything. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

It was soon clear that he was a foreigner, for he jabbered ceaselessly in a strange tongue, words pouring from him in a tangled, agitated flow. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Jules Verne His breathing was slow, and some spasmodic movements of the muscles agitated his face. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

George Gissing There was no reason why he shouldn’t, Mrs. Ormonde.’ She grew so agitated that Mrs. Ormonde, whilst asking herself what further light this threw on the matter, endeavoured to remove her trouble. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells Hopeless!” He agitated the purple-covered book in the air to indicate hopelessness. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

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

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

It was a part of his duty to be agitated by the news of his stepdaughter’s untimely death. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

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

Caroline Lamb In vain Calantha affected the most thoughtless gaiety: remorse and suspense alternately agitated her mind. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Wilkie Collins The subject on which he wished to speak with me would have agitated any man, in his state of health. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

H. G. Wells This gave Mr. Cave an opportunity of collecting his thoughts, and he began to explain in an agitated manner that the crystal was not, as a matter of fact, entirely free for sale. The Crystal Egg by H. G. Wells [1897]

Ann Radcliffe The transitions of various and rapid sensations, which her heart experienced, and the strangely mingled emotions of joy and terror that agitated Hippolitus, can only be understood by experience. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

Deeply agitated by a secret presentiment, I hastened back to Paris, and went to the theatre that very night. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

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]

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]

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

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

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Glenarm became strongly agitated on her side. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

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]

Baisemeaux, in an agitated tone of voice, made the young man acquainted with the order which set him at liberty. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

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

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

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

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

He cast one agitated glance at the white face looking up at the ceiling, and then went quickly to the hall. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

I was eager, but frightened too; agitated as the crisis of the arrival and meeting approached. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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

Edith Wharton Suddenly there was a step on the stairs, and she heard Andora’s agitated knock. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Henry Handel Richardson Are you blind, man?” Rogers had faced many an agitated husband in his day. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

I never really touched him until I came to wrap him in the sheet, and then I was too agitated to notice anything at all. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Marjorie Bowen The blinds were down in the pretty windows adorned with their festoons of marble flowers; the terraces and steps were full of agitated people coming and going. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

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]

Watkin Tench Seven he did kill, but owing to the stormy agitated state of the water, he could not get any of them aboard. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

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]

Charles Dickens And a most especially agitated and memorable face the captain produced from it, after a short pause. A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens [1860]

The prospect entranced me, and I was mooning along in a happy dream, when I collided violently with in agitated citizen. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

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]

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

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

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]

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

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

She was so handsome, so impressive in her trouble or anxiety, or whatever it was that agitated her, and he so dark, and so determined in his trouble or anxiety, or whatever it was that agitated him. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells My daughter, Sir, Mrs. Caddles, ‘as a baby, Sir.” And she made an agitated curtsey and tried to look innocently inquiring by tilting her nose to one side. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

He was more agitated than she had ever known him to be. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

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]

Luckily, too, he was not merely an agitated observer, but an observer who delighted in passing on his agitations, first with his tongue, and then — for so the Fates had decided — with his pen. Books and Characters by Lytton Strachey

Edith Wharton Now her sudden recognition of the gift, and her associating it with the tender leave-taking on the stage, filled him with an agitated pleasure. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Wilkie Collins Dearly as I love her, I should have been less pained if she had been violently agitated — it was so shockingly unlike her natural character to see her as cold and insensible as I saw her now. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

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

George Eliot But I have been very much agitated this morning. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Sinclair Lewis He noted how agitated she seemed. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett He was more proud and agitated than happy. 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

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]

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]

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]

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]

Jane Austen After a silence of several minutes, he came towards her in an agitated manner, and thus began: “In vain I have struggled. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen [1813]

Benjamin Disraeli It was Nigel Penruddock. They had not met since his mother’s funeral, and the associations of the past agitated Endymion. They exchanged recognitions; that of Nigel was grave but kind. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

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]

A new climbing agitated joy pulsated in her heart, in the presence of which cold and fatigue could not exist; in the presence of which no other feeling can exist—for the time. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Their agitated talk continued for some time longer. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

He entered his house in the same sombre and agitated state. The Haunted Baronet by J. Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

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

Father?’ asked Renzo, in an agitated tone. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

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]

And all sorts of troubles and discontents, like insects to the sun, creeping forth, and being agitated by a glass of wine, make the mind irresolute and inconstant. Symposiacs by Plutarch

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

G. K. Chesterton Between them they did shadow forth a hazy portrait; of fuzzy hair and shabby clothes and long, agitated fingers. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Benjamin Disraeli The handwriting was recognised, and he read the letter with an agitated countenance, and then he opened the door of his room, and called loudly for his wife, who was by his side in a few moments. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

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

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]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Terribly agitated by this awful deed, Freiherr Roderick found no peace in the castle where his father had been murdered. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

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]

Gustave Flauber The motion of his mantle agitated the lights of the candelabrum, which was lower than his sandals, and the fine dust raised by his footsteps surrounded him like a cloud as high as the waist. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

It is one thing to sow the seed of an accident and another to see the monstrous fruit hanging over your head ready to fall in the sound of agitated voices. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

H. G. Wells An agitated grey-headed man appeared from the room of the Ward Leaders.” It is all over,” he cried. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

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

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]

Then he opened his eyes suddenly, and looked at her in an agitated way. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

The boat had ceased to vibrate, or to be agitated by the motion of the water. My Childhood by Maksim Gorky

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]

Arthur Conan Doyle Amid a rolling cloud of dust, I caught a glimpse of a pale, agitated face — a face with horror in every lineament, the mouth open, the eyes staring wildly in front. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

After the third song, agitated and dishevelled, he said: “I can’t sit here any longer; I shall be stifled with these odors. In the World by Maksim Gorky

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

Thomas Hardy Fitzpiers was for once as agitated as she. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

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

Benjamin Disraeli The people assembled in agitated crowds. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

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 instance — should mind it so little. Washington Square by Henry James [1880]

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]

Wilkie Collins In my agitated state of mind, sometimes doubtful of Philip, sometimes hopeful of him, I find Mrs. Tenbruggen simply unendurable. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

His grasp was cold, and alternately relaxed and contracted with an agitated uncertainty, while his eyes were fixed upon the ground, and he seemed meditating how to open the conversation. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In another moment she would have been crushed beneath its hoofs,” panted Mrs. Yonelet. “The animal is not safe,” said Teresa, handing her agitated guest a cup of tea. Beasts and Super-Beasts by Saki

A Civil Guard, in shirt-sleeves and livid with fright, came out of the door to parley with Kopp. He kept pointing in an agitated manner at two unexploded bombs that were lying on the pavement. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

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

George Meredith The cry rose for my father, and the groups were agitated and split, and the name of the missing man, without an answer to it, shouted. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

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]

Washington Irving He repeated his demand in a still more agitated voice. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon by Washington Irving

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

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]

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

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

Margaret Oliphant My mother has no time to spare, as she leaves to-day—can Mrs. Tozer see her? She has been agitated and worn out, and we have not really a moment to spare. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

But what else could he do? When he received, for instance, a letter such as the following from an agitated lady, what was he to say? ‘MY DEAR FATHER IN CHRIST, ‘ . Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

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

Edith Wharton His armchair again invited him from the hearth, but he was too agitated to sit still, and with sunk head and hands clasped behind his back he began to wander up and down the room. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Victor Hugo The electric effluvium exhausted, all becomes still, even the wave, which in ordinary storms often remains agitated for a long time. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Henry James She was so agitated that, evidently, she could not trust herself, and there was nothing for Ransom but to follow. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

George Gissing When she descended at Eastbourne, she was so agitated and so perplexed by the novelty of the experience that with difficulty she found her way into the street. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

His friendly, solicitous talk moved and agitated her. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch He was, if possible, paler and more deeply agitated than before. The Laird’s Luck by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1901]

Samuel Johnson It has been a question often agitated without solution, why those northern regions are now so thinly peopled, which formerly overwhelmed with their armies the Roman empire. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

H. G. Wells He was so agitated that he only realised its condition when he was half way through it and Annie safely downstairs. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

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

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]

Since we could get no dinner, we went out to take a walk; and methinks the Tolucanos have a fierce and agitated aspect. Life in Mexico by Frances Calderon de la Barca [1843]

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]

They hurried away, as soon as they saw me; my agitated mien added to their fear of coming near one who had entered within the verge of contagion. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Marjorie Bowen She passed Marius in a quick, agitated manner, and caught Miss Chressham by the hand. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

I was too agitated to eat, but I made a semblance, and little heeded the air of surprise and almost disgust on the bewildered face of the waiter as he bore away the barely touched dishes. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Charles Dickens He raised his eyes (luminous in their seductive sweetness) to my agitated face. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens [1840]

Edith Wharton He received with a smile Donna Laura’s agitated phrases of welcome. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Ann Radcliffe They were both too much agitated to converse, and continued to travel for some miles without exchanging a word. The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe [1791]

Guy de Maupassant He was, indeed, a strange being, with narrow shoulders, a sly look, and such an agitated air in my presence that I had no longer any real doubt that he was a spy. The Horrible by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

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

Benjamin Disraeli It anticipated sorrow; yet what were its anticipations to our reality!” The Archduchess’ letter was evidently written under the influence of agitated feelings. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

At this moment the church fell into commotion, Figures got up all over the building, and craned forward; agitated faces by hundreds gazed from the friar to Margaret, and from Margaret to the friar. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

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

Wilkie Collins I was so agitated and excited that I trembled all over when they let me go out into the air again. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Benjamin Disraeli His was an agitated walk from the Albany to Whitehall, where he resumed his duties moody and disquieted. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

D.H. Lawrence Three or four butterflies fluttered up and down in agitated little leaps, around him. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

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

Had it ever sustained one defeat in all her life! But she remained agitated and nervous to an extreme degree. Her Murderer by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

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]

Jane Austen You will have nothing to fear, or to be agitated about. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

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]

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

Ford Madox Ford He was painfully agitated by the time he overtook the tired lady at the corner of the next zigzag. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

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

I believe the Superior was himself agitated by the luxury of the same feelings, for he was awake and up in his apartment, attended by four monks, whom you may remember. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

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

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

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