Phrases with "uneasy"

Daniel Defoe O, says Mrs. Bargrave, do not mention such a thing; I have not had an uneasy thought about it; I can easily forgive it. A True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel Defoe [1706]

Gertrude Stein She once told me that when she was young she had read so much, read from the Elizabethans to the moderns, that she was terribly uneasy lest some day she would be without anything to read. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Henry Fielding I assure you I am uneasy at it; for, though I have no suspicion of your virtue, yet it may injure your reputation in the opinion of my neighbours. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

Charles Kingsley Her fallen lip gave her a half-idiotic expression; and yet there was an uneasy twinkle in the eye, as of boundless terror and suspicion. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

It was an anxious and uneasy vigil for the detective in the evening hours, and many times he began to think that Ali was going to spend the whole night in the house. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

John Galsworthy He turned again on to his face, and fell into an uneasy sleep. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

George Gissing And the dear old easy-chair, now so familiar to her, how humble it was compared with this in which Mrs. Ormonde seated her! These wonders caused her no envy or uneasy desire. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Gissing But there was an uneasy suspicion in her mind that he really must have noticed her in the Reading-room. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I can’t get over an uneasy feeling about this hotel either, Alexis. I feel as though I were being watched all the time. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Edgar Allan Poe The phantasmagoric effect was vastly heightened by the artificial introduction of a strong continual current of wind behind the draperies — giving a hideous and uneasy animation to the whole. Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

John Galsworthy And, uneasy at having verged on the sentimental, Soames put his hand down and felt the grass. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Arthur Morrison Will you take it? “And now,” Mr. Telfer went on, “I’m in such an uneasy state that I want your advice and assistance. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

Robert Louis Stevenson Last time it was the public meeting of which I must have written you; this time it was this uneasy but not on the whole unsuccessful experiment. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jacques Futrelle There was, perhaps, something of resentment struggling within him, and certainly there was an uneasy feeling of rebellion at this attempt to thrust him forward against all precedent. Elusive Isabel by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

George Gissing The fact of the matter is then,” said Warburton, with an uneasy smile, “that for a couple of years I have been doing that. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle On the whole, he thinks that Barclay’s devotion to his wife was greater than his wife’s to Barclay. He was acutely uneasy if he were absent from her for a day. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

I had felt uneasy from the moment I crossed their threshold. A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards

About six he ate the wing of a chicken and drank three glasses of Madeira. After dinner he became very uneasy and impatient, complained a good deal, and appeared so weak that his servant was alarmed. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Back in their hollow depths his eyes glittered with the uneasy light of fear. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

George Meredith The helpless poor and the uneasy rich are alike open to the seductions of Romish priests and intoxicated ranters. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

Only as, in addition to the instinct of the animal, Grimaud subjoined the reasoning faculties of the man, Grimaud therefore felt uneasy and restless too. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Through the squares of blue darkness that were his open windows, he had heard a faint far-away sound that died upon a bed of wind before identifying itself on his memory, clouded with uneasy dreams. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Margaret Oliphant Whether they care for us too much, or whether they don’t care at all, there is still that uneasy consciousness. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Sinclair Lewis She knew at just what moment after a luncheon the conversation about babies would turn into uneasy yawns, and the hostess would, inevitably, propose bridge. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Not Kennicott nor Guy Pollock nor Champ Perry. Erik? Possibly. He would sputter uneasy protest. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

He was, perhaps, in just the slightest degree uneasy when they first shook hands, and perhaps for just one moment her ladyship, too, averted her eyes. The Jest of Life by Arthur Gask [1936]

Charles Dickens Never quite free from an uneasy remembrance of the man on the stairs, I had always looked about me in taking my guest out after dark, and in bringing him back; and I looked about me now. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

With an uneasy laugh he shut the volume with a snap, and put it under his arm again. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

My old liking for him had returned, and I didn’t want him to have an uneasy conscience. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

He says, that the “Witch-finder General” used to take the suspected witch and place her in the middle of a room, upon a stool or table, cross-legged, or in some other uneasy posture. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

But soon her uneasy terror became stilled. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Look at the rash here!” and she exposed a generous expanse of chest for Larose’s uneasy inspection. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

There was life and action everywhere — yet not the awakening activity of spring, but rather a vague, uneasy restlessness, allied to languor, and pregnant with melancholy. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Guy de Maupassan He waited, in an uneasy state of mind, with beating heart. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Willa Cather Yes, there could be no doubt about it; the pale, sharp face, the beak nose, the frowning, uneasy brow. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Sinclair Lewis Carol herself was an uneasy and dodging agnostic. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

John Galsworthy From uneasy curiosity, in fact, rather than from love of music, a considerable number of the clan attended. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Father Absinthe was rendered uneasy by his colleague’s evident dejection. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Benjamin Disraeli She clasps her hands; she rises from an uneasy seat, though supported by a thousand pillows, and she paces the conservatory. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It brings it home to one a little uncomfortably,” said Mr. Longcluse, with an uneasy smile and a shrug. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Arnold Bennett Edwin gave an uneasy laugh, which was merely the outlet for his disgust. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was, I could see, uneasy lest in the eagerness of debate he had overstepped the bounds of hospitality. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

George Meredith I raised my foot and saw the boot on it, which accounted for an uneasy sensation setting in through my frame. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Arthur Conan Doyle Very glad he was to get safely past them, for, with their bristling red beards and their fierce blue eyes, they were uneasy men to bargain with upon a lonely moor. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Victor Hugo Worn-out powers are uneasy in chambers freshly decorated. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Anthony Trollope So on the whole, Mr. Snape had an uneasy life of it at the Internal Navigation. Into all these malpractices Charley Tudor plunged headlong. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins It made her uneasy to think that anyone could caress him and sigh after it. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

He admitted, however, that the man might have been uneasy at the arrival of strangers, because of all that plunder of his put away somewhere. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Wilkie Collins But my mind is scarcely so uneasy to-day, nevertheless. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

E. T. A. Hoffmann And then, I must confess, I cannot help feeling that there is something strangely uneasy and awe-inspiring about Cardillac’s behaviour. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

As to Mrs. Pryor, I own I am uneasy about her; but in another half- hour we will be with her. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Gissing He regarded the young man with an uneasy smile. The House of Cobwebs by George Gissing

I had an uneasy consciousness that the something which James Southam was to hear of might be something to his exceeding disadvantage. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Edgar Wallace Tim tossed from side to side and presently dropped into an uneasy doze. Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace [1927]

Then they saw, as the felucca turned, two other heads peeping, those of Aramis and Grimaud. “I am uneasy about Blaisois,” said Athos; “he can, he says, only swim in rivers. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

I was always uneasy when Mr. McAlbane had his big car here. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

The two of them then snatched an uneasy three hours’ sleep, and then Larose, very alert as usual, was ushered into the Chief Commissioner’s office just as the clock was striking nine. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

George Gissing He had an uneasy look, as if he feared that infirmity of will and fondness for gossip had betrayed him into some neglect of spiritual obligation. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Anthony Trollope But at Matching the Duchess had been uneasy and almost cross. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Benne Until an effort is made to satisfy that wish, the sense of uneasy waiting for something to start which has not started will remain to disturb the peace of the soul. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

The unfailing Ransome with the uneasy heart, immune, serene, and active, was getting ready for the early coffee for the men. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Margaret Oliphant He moved about like an uneasy spirit along the broken line of the old battlements, pausing here and there to plunge his eyes into the landscape, to take in the morning air with a long inspiration. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

H. G. Wells Even Atheists believed in a sort of Providence. The self-complacency of the Wonderful Century has already become incredible to our unsafe, uneasy and critical generation. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Jules Verne An uneasy look began to depict itself on his usually impassive face. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope In these hot midsummer days, the end of June and the beginning of July, Mr Sowerby had but an uneasy time of it. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Then an uneasy thought seemed to strike him and recall him to the man by his side. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

Anthony Trollope The passenger is uneasy either with hopes or fears, and then the grease of the engines offends one’s nostrils. North America by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson You would not have thought it, from his uneasy manners and troubled, struggling utterance; but he loved himself to the marrow, and was happy and proud like a peacock on a rail. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne So don’t be uneasy about it, my brave fellow, but leave the trap alone for the present, and be content with setting snares near the fort. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

The other creature continued its uneasy perambulation. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

Henry Fielding This made her in her turn so uneasy that Booth took notice of it, and after breakfast said, “Sure, my dear Emily, something hath fallen out to vex you. Amelia by Henry Fielding

William Makepeace Thackeray It was good to watch him in the midst of a circle of young tufts, with his mean, smiling, eager, uneasy familiarity. The Book of Snobs by William Makepeace Thackeray [1846]

Guy de Maupassan But his successor, not seeing her at mass the preceding Sunday, had come to call, uneasy and stern. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

T. E. Lawrence Their wiry ponies threaded our misted camp, between the hundreds of sleeping men, and the uneasy camels whose great jaws were munching all night at the windy grass swallowed in the day hours. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Wilkie Collins I was made much more uneasy by the effect of our failure on Monkton than by the failure itself. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

George Eliot An’ me got so used to her! I shall feel as uneasy as a new sheared sheep when she’s gone from me. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Charles Lamb Now, except when I am losing myself in a sea of drink, I am never free from those uneasy sensations in head and stomach, which are so much worse to bear than any definite pains or aches. Confessions of a Drunkard by Charles Lamb [1813]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But he was currently uneasy about the whole thing. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Margaret Oliphant Rather the widow carried that uneasy world in with her to the sick-room which she had left a few minutes before in all the effusion of unhoped-for joy. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

George Gissing The light from the hall lamp streaming out into the black street had illuminated a face and form bearing some kind of hideous resemblance to the object of the past hour’s uneasy thoughts. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle For an hour or more he lay awake, listening for a footstep which never came, but at last he sank into a troubled and uneasy sleep. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Dickens And that no Post-Office Order to any amount, given to a Begging-Letter Writer for the quieting of an uneasy breast, would be presentable on the Last Great Day as anything towards it. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

John Galsworthy Upright conduct, property — somehow, they were tiring; the blackbirds and the sunsets never tired him, only gave him an uneasy feeling that he could not get enough of them. Indian Summer of a Forsyte by John Galsworthy

George Gissing Of late he had been uneasy about Cecil Morphew, whose story Alma knew; today he spoke more hopefully. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

D. H. Lawrence He found a footman hovering to escort him to the dining-room — a real Italian footman, uneasy because milady’s dinner was unsettled. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle I awoke with an uneasy feeling that some one was watching me closely; nor was I mistaken. A Night Among the Nihilists by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edith Wharton Dorset was as difficult to amuse as a savage; but even his self-engrossment was not proof against Lily’s arts, or rather these were especially adapted to soothe an uneasy egoism. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Edgar Allan Poe I had by this time, however, attained too great an elevation to be any longer uneasy on this head. The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall by Edgar Allan Poe [1835]

It was well for Dora that she did not see the uneasy frown upon Larose’s face when he learnt who the detectives had been. The Storm Breaks by Arthur Gask [1949]

An uneasy atmosphere seemed to be hanging over Caramel Cottage altogether; to have set in with Edgar Reste’s departure. Caramel Cottage by Ellen Wood [1885]

Guy de Maupassant Can we not get something to drink?” The peasant woman gave them an uneasy and cunning glance, and then she made up her mind. Abandoned (L'Abandonné) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

However, it seemed to be an uneasy and light slumber, as she kept moving herself about and, at times, apparently trying to sit up. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Lying in an uneasy posture close to the back door, on a rough mattress with a cushion for a pillow, was the long, spiderlike form of Joseph in his vest and trousers. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Anthony Trollope La Mere came in and out three or four times, uneasy in her gait and unpleasant in her aspect, and everybody began to see that things were wrong. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Leslie Stephen Pope’s uneasy relations with the wits at Button’s were no obstacle to his success elsewhere. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim They were simply afflicted by an uneasy and embarrassing indisposition for speech. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins Is he making himself uneasy without any reason?” “Without the slightest reason. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Charles Dickens I have felt uneasy for the consequences of his being so involved, but I have kept these secrets until now, when I trust them to your honour. Hard Times by Charles Dickens [1854]

It’s too risky and I have been uneasy ever since the visit of that bank manager. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Guy de Maupassan The letter ran thus: “My Dear Mother: Do not be uneasy about me. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells See? You’re an uneasy woman to have in a lodging-house, Martha, an uneasy woman. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Wilkie Collins There was an absent, uneasy expression in his eye as he begged her not to consult economy at the expense of her own comfort. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

At six o’clock she fell into an uneasy slumber, and into a most distressing dream. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

E. F. Benson The night was thickly overcast, and it seemed as if uneasy presences were going to and fro in the darkness. The Other Bed by E. F. Benson

Anthony Trollope She was fluttered, and apparently uneasy — so that her friend did not know what to make of it, or which way to take it. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Miles Franklin This made me uneasy as I knew he was wondering how Ma, the perfect and unique, could have produced me. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Anthony Trollope Forty years had passed over his head, and as yet woman’s beauty had never given him an uneasy hour. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Why do you ask?” “I—I thought—some person—followed me upstairs,” he replied, in uneasy pauses. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

Guy de Maupassan The old mother had resumed her spinning, casting from time to time a furtive and uneasy glance at the soldiers. The Prisoners by Guy de Maupassan

She added gently, suppressing an uneasy remorseful sigh: “And it might have been worse. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

You know it is only perturbed, uneasy spirits that wander. The Shell of Sense by Olivia Howard Dunbar

D. H. Lawrence Ah, well! Half past one! And an uneasy sleep till at last it is five o’clock. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

D. H. Lawrence But he shook hands in a loose, slack way, and was gone, leaving Harriet uneasy as if she had received warning of a hidden danger. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne He evidently felt uneasy since the incident of the stone, and wished to examine the environs of the cottage. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

Anthony Hope Yet I was sorely uneasy concerning Mr. Rassendyll. Now, after all our stir and runnings to and fro, came an hour or two of peace. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Elizabeth Gaskell My health is better: I lay the blame of its feebleness on the cold weather, more than on an uneasy mind. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

And yet there was a nameless something behind it all that made Browne uneasy and continually distrustful. The Red Rat’s Daughter by Guy Boothby [1899]

The Misses Shaw passed an uneasy night. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

Andrew Lang Thus he was conspicuously uneasy in his hypothesis, based on words and grammar, that the two last Books of the Iliad are by a late hand. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell Only Sylvia was made uneasy by Philip’s face and manner. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Humiliation at having been worsted arms in hand, and an uneasy feeling of having been involved in a scrape by the injustice of fate, kept Lieut. Feraud savagely dumb. A Set of Six by Joseph Conrad [1908]

Charles Dickens The younger brother, uneasy at his protracted absence, was watching at the door for his coming, when he appeared in the pathway with his little guide. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens [1840]

Do pray write and tell me how you are and how Jennifer is and little John. I am uneasy in my mind. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

As Hitler’s three targets of attack were, to all appearances, Great Britain, France, and the U.S.S.R., the three countries were forced into a sort of uneasy rapprochement. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

George Meredith After a short, uneasy pause, she said, glancing at Evan:— ‘You know his romantic nature. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

I never feel uneasy now when Ralph’s out late — I know he’s been up at the doctor’s office, talking. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Guy de Maupassant The uneasy and excited inhabitants were expecting them. Walter Schnaffs’ Adventure (L'Aventure de Walter Schnaffs) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

If hitherto he had seemed to care little for the danger of pursuit and capture, at present he was evidently uneasy and agitated. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Samuel Johnson The kindness of the professors did not contribute to abate the uneasy remembrance of an university declining, a college alienated, and a church profaned and hastening to the ground. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

D. H. Lawrence Only an uneasy black bird with a long neck, squatting among the gulls, would wriggle his neck as the man approached. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

If she would ‘ave it cold, Mrs. Jordan reasoned, she would, and more warnin’ than knockin’ three times no livin’ bean could expect Mrs. Jordan went downstairs uneasy in her mind, however. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Meredith Braintop stipulated that she should not look till the letter was done; and, observing his pen travelling the lines in quick succession, Mrs. Chump became inspired by a great but uneasy hope. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. G. Wells It wasn’t fear I felt so much as an uneasy inaccuracy. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Wilkie Collins Then I asked — with an uneasy conscience, with a sinking heart — what had happened to distress her. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

D. H. Lawrence But she was uneasy yet for some word, for some assurance. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells I think there was some sort of job as gardener or under-gardener at Crewe. In these days he was evidently restless and uneasy about his outlook upon life. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Larose was more uneasy about the coincidence of the reappearance and inquisitiveness of the man with the bandaged hand than he would have liked the inspector to surmise. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Anna Katherine Green They pretend to be looking at some old armor, but they are mighty uneasy and keep glancing up at the window overhead as if they would like to jump out. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

George Gissing At the same time he had been privily informed by Scawthorne of an event which had ever since kept him very uneasy — Michael’s withdrawal of his will from the hands of the solicitors. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

I had an uneasy suspicion, as I looked at him, that his story might be all moonshine, the hallucination of a lonely neurotic, and I wished I had never heard of him. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Wilkie Collins He was not in the least uneasy about her. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Guy de Maupassan He was by no means resolute and sure of himself as an artist, but was of an uncertain, uneasy spirit, whose undecided inspiration ever hesitated among all the manifestations of art. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

H. G. Wells A silence fell between them — an uneasy silence. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Charles Dickens When I established myself in the triangular garret which had gained so distinguished a reputation, my thoughts naturally turned to Master B. My speculations about him were uneasy and manifold. The Haunted House by Charles Dickens [1859]

George Gissing Arthur had sunk into an uneasy sleep, and this, with the intervals of half-consciousness, lasted till six o’clock. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim But if you can, Miss Burton, will you not explain? I am uneasy about that career. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

His letter of credit troubled his peace of mind and oppressed him with an uneasy sense of wealth. The Tragedy in the Palazzo Bardello by Amelia B. Edwards

Henry Adams He had seen enough of the world to be a coward, and above all he had an uneasy distrust of bankers. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

The next day saw her in the same place; and the next; always with the eager, laughing eyes, and the fluttering, uneasy hands, that grasped everything they touched, and broke everything they grasped. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

George Gissing He was distressed by an uneasy fear, a dread of an uncertain kind, which made him turn sick at heart. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing He would be uneasy at her silence. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The more the Baron de Grost shone, the more uneasy he became. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Henry Handel Richardson But, though tongues were held, the silence was an uneasy one. Sister Ann by Henry Handel Richardson

But an uneasy feeling manifested itself, both in the streets around the brothers’ house and in the wider circles of finance. Shadows of Ecstasy by Charles Williams

Wilkie Collins She made no remark; but she seemed to be uneasy on receiving that reply. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

E. F. Benson One evening, fatigued with a long day’s work, I had just heard with a certain tremor of uneasy anticipation the whistles of warning which heralded an air-raid, when my telephone bell rang. And the Dead Spake by E. F. Benson

Elizabeth Gaskell Still it made her uneasy — as the presence of all strong feeling, of which the cause is not fully understood or sympathised in, always has this effect. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Jules Verne The Doctor became very uneasy at these multiplied indications of approaching winter. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

George Meredith He whispered to his neighbour, and the whisper went round, and the laugh; and Mr. Raikes grew extremely uneasy in his seat, and betrayed an extraordinary alarm. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

The very helmsman just behind him got uneasy at that performance, not being capable of understanding exactly what the “old man was kicking up a row with the mate about. The Black Mate by Joseph Conrad [1908]

At sundown I went in to practise again, and took a big mould-candle with me, showing it to Bumford, that he might not be uneasy on the score of his stock in the vestry. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

In preparation for or against that form of action the States of Europe are spending now such moments of uneasy leisure as they can snatch from the labours of factory and counting-house. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Alfred Ainger I shall be ashamed to see you, and my sister (though innocent) still more so; for the folly was done without her knowledge, and has made her uneasy ever since. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

He was just receiving the price with an uneasy air, after long chaffering, when the stranger lady passed and recognized him. A Prince of Bohemia by Honoré de Balzac [1840]

Guy de Maupassant How did you begin it?” The peasant cast an uneasy glance towards his family, who remained in a listening attitude behind him. No Quarter (Le Père Milon) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

George Gissing The talk was turning to other matters, when a man who had just entered the room and stood looking about him with an uneasy expression caught sight of Hewett and approached him. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

He jibed at him as a vulgar impostor; but it is easy to perceive, under his scornful jocularities, the traces of an uneasy respect. Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey

Elizabeth Gaskell There was more consciousness in the look of the eyes, although the whole countenance still retained its painful traces of acute suffering, manifested in an anxious, startled, uneasy aspect. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Yet she felt restless and uneasy by his very presence. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

F. Scott Fitzgerald But he would be uneasy anyhow until he had given them something, realizing in a vague way that that was all they came for. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wilkie Collins I was too anxious and uneasy (if I may say it of myself) to be as compliant as usual. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Guy de Maupassan She came back to the dining-room, cleared the table, put everything in place, feeling very uneasy all the time. The Child by Guy de Maupassan

I could not sleep last night, earache or something, and I had an uneasy feeling—very silly of me, but I could not get it out of my head—that one of those women would turn up and make a scene. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

George Gissing Do not be so uneasy about the future. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

George Meredith And an uneasy sleep was traditionally a matter for grave debate in the Radnor family. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

The Duchessa called him back once again; he returned with an uneasy air: the Duchessa was standing in the middle of the room; she threw herself into his arms. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

But an uneasy glance which the patient cast from time to time in the direction of his father-in-law convinced Mr. Pivott that he wanted that gentleman to be got rid of before business began. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

The look all the judges cast on her son made her uneasy for him. Mother by Maksim Gorky

Mr. Huxley was most uneasy a minute or two ago, when Grace went out to call you in. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Wilkie Collins This strange behavior and the still stranger silence which accompanied it, made me so uneasy that I insisted on his explaining himself. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Margaret Oliphant The young Nonconformist was no longer the sentimentalist who had made the gaping assembly at Salem Chapel uneasy over their tea-drinking. Salem Chapel by Margaret Oliphant [1862]

Wilkie Collins They bowed to each other with a formal politeness, which betrayed on either side an uneasy sense of restraint. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Edith Wharton He waited a moment; then he gave an uneasy laugh. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Gaston Leroux Still uneasy in his mind, he thought to himself: “She told me that HIS eyes only showed in the dark. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Wilkie Collins But they were both thoroughly uneasy about me. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

He was a pompous grandee, who lived in uneasy splendor, and, as a writer, most extravagantly overrated; accordingly, he is now forgotten. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

From an angry tail refuse not to abide the sinewy stroke, To a roar let all the regions echo answer everywhere, On a nervy neck be tossing that uneasy tawny mane. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Edward Jenner As this can be checked, or even entirely subdued, by very simple means, I see no reason why the patient should feel an uneasy hour because an application may not be absolutely necessary. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Anthony Trollope I am uneasy till I can see once more the Speaker’s wig, and hear bitter things said of this “right honourable gentleman,” and of that noble friend. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling It was too dusty to see the drill accurately, but I could hear the excited little voice pitching from octave to octave, and the uneasy ripple of badgered or bad-tempered files running down the ranks. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Willa Cather Her grace was only an uneasy wriggle, her audacity was the result of insolence and envy, and her wit was restless spite. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Arthur Conan Doyle In this way we came back to Edinburgh very much more important people than we left it, and with no further reason to be uneasy about the details of housekeeping. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Monk followed him, with crossed arms and an uneasy look. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

H. G. Wells The sun crept higher in the sky, and after a time their talk died out and gave place to an uneasy state of anticipation. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

In spite of herself, an uneasy feeling diffused itself through her mind, when, the sun going down, a misty, chilly twilight crept over the landscape. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Jules Verne The animals also appear more uneasy than usual. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

D. H. Lawrence Hannele was most uneasy because she seemed to have forgotten him in the three days whilst he had been away. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am possessed with an uneasy spirit of sadness. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Anthony Trollope I cannot say that Eames shook her off, seeing that he lacked the courage to do so; but he shuffled his shoulder about so that the support was uneasy to her, and she was driven to stand erect again. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Henry James This made him observe her not only without mistrust, but without uneasy conjectures; the presumption, from the first moment he looked at her, had been in her favor. The American by Henry James [1877]