Feeling or exhibiting nervous tension
As often happens, the horses of a convoy wagon became restive at the end of the bridge, and the whole crowd had to wait.
He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift.
Under this arrangement British Columbia became exceedingly restive, holding the Dominion to the engagement by which it had been induced to enter the union.
For everywhere the Slav populations were growing restive under the German-Magyar domination.
Rostov's horse was also getting restive: it pawed the frozen ground, pricking its ears at the noise and looking at the lights.