uneasy


uneasy
01. I felt a little [uneasy] asking my boss for the day off to watch my son at his hockey tournament, but he had no problem with it.
02. A feeling of [uneasiness] came over him as he entered the old, empty house.
03. She was obviously [uneasy] during the take off, and kept checking her seatbelt.
04. Most people feel a little [uneasy] during a dental check-up.
05. The young boy glanced around [uneasily] as he entered his new classroom.
06. The detective had a strong feeling of [unease] after talking to the murder victim's husband.
07. There is a great deal of [unease] among the population as a result of the recent terrorist attacks.
08. The old man gave me a queer look that made me a little [uneasy].
09. The politician looked [uneasy] when questioned about his knowledge of the scandal.
10. The child squirmed [uneasily] in her seat as she waited for the doctor.
11. An [uneasy] truce has put a temporary halt to the conflict.
12. She felt a little [uneasy] about how best to approach her boss about the problem.
13. An old proverb notes that he that is [uneasy] at every little pain is never without some ache.
14. He woke from an [uneasy] sleep, and decided to go for a walk to calm his nerves.
15. Shakespeare wrote, "[Uneasy] lies the head that wears a crown."
16. Germaine Greer once suggested that the sight of women talking together has always made men [uneasy].
17. Leonard Cohen once wrote that a woman watches her body [uneasily], as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love.
18. William Hazlitt once stated that the least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and [uneasiness] than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.
19. Jean de la Bruyere once remarked that we can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the [uneasiness] we feel when alone together.

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  • uneasy — ► ADJECTIVE (uneasier, uneasiest) ▪ causing or feeling anxiety; troubled or uncomfortable. DERIVATIVES uneasily adverb uneasiness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • uneasy */ — UK [ʌnˈiːzɪ] / US [ʌnˈɪzɪ] adjective Word forms uneasy : adjective uneasy comparative uneasier superlative uneasiest 1) someone who feels uneasy feels slightly nervous, worried, or upset about something He looks distinctly uneasy in interview… …   English dictionary

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