restfulness

Definitions

  • "One bolder than the rest stabbed it with a pitchfork."
    "One bolder than the rest stabbed it with a pitchfork."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n restfulness the attribute of being restful "he longed for the restfulness of home"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Johnny rests his head on one hand and stares at a bird on the window ledge Johnny rests his head on one hand and stares at a bird on the window ledge
When you quit the trail for a day's rest When you quit the trail for a day's rest
Resting from field Resting from field
The Resting‑place of Overbeck in the Church of San Bernardo, Rome, is marked by a Cross of white marble bordered with black, and bearing the inscription: 'JOANNES FRIDERICUS OVERBECK—IN PACE The Resting‑place of Overbeck in the Church of San Bernardo, Rome, is marked by a Cross of white marble bordered with...

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Tonle Sap River in Cambodia flows north for almost half the year and then south for the rest of the year
    • n restfulness The state of being restful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It was believed by Ancient Hindus that the world was a sphere and rested on the back of four elephants, which stood on a turtle
    • ns Restfulness the state or quality of being restful: quietness
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Quotations

  • Jackie Mason
    Jackie Mason
    “I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.”
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence%20Sterne
    “Men tire themselves in pursuit of rest.”
  • Antoine Arnauld
    Antoine Arnauld
    “Rest, rest, shall I have not all eternity to rest.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.”
  • Helen Hayes
    Helen Hayes
    “If you rest, you rust.”

Idioms

No rest for the weary - No rest for the weary means that you must keep on working even though you're exhausted or tired.
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No rest for the wicked - Bad people will not be at ease or will be tormented.('No peace for the wicked' is also used.)
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Rest is gravy - (USA) If the rest is gravy, it is easy and straightforward once you have reached that stage.
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Rest on your laurels - If someone rests on their laurels, they rely on their past achievements, rather than trying to achieve things now.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rest, ræst; Ger. rast, Dut. rust.

Usage

In literature:

They looked upon themselves as of bolder, sterner stuff than the rest of us.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
But the ladder once climbed, the rest of the ascent was easy.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
He was lounging back with his slippered feet resting on the burnished steel foot-rests of the stove.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
I worked a week for Mr. Douglas, and read The Law of Nations rest-hours.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
I believe in resting the voice part of the year, and I take this rest in the summer.
"Vocal Mastery" by Harriette Brower
Have not the houseless poor, whom we fed at our gates, and lodged within our wards, gone away hungry and without rest?
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Some talking is all the rest when all the rest is where there is more of that.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
You must let it rest until you can see Mr.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
We've had a long sound sleep and rest, and I've no doubt that both of us will profit by it.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
All the rest of the body is a pale green, whitish in places.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
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In poetry:

Treasured vanities I cast
In an unregarded heap.
Time has given rest at last.
Let me sleep.
"Nightfall" by Robert Fuller Murray
Your Father! Hush!
A heart beats in His breast;
Now rise and rush
Into His arms -- and rest.
"Hope" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Then, my own Belovèd,
Take me home to rest;
Whisper words of comfort;
Lay me on Thy Breast.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
White man saw that Ajax
Was not like the rest;
Could not be bluffed away
With a little jest.
"Ajax Votes for McKinley" by Frank Barbour Coffin
To the hapless creature He made
He giveth rest.
All the woes of the world
Lie on His breast.
"The Truce of God" by Katharine Tynan
CHRYSANTHUS.
It distresses
Me to see thee standing thus:
On this bank sit down and rest thee.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

You get to the bottom of a bowl of soup or the milk remnants of your morning cereal, and you're left with two choices: spoon up the rest in tiny increments, or tip the bowl to your face like a four-year-old.
In the early states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, the presidential candidates pushed hard for victories that would yield few delegates but garner them momentum and media buzz, and separate them from the rest of the pack.
With his new boots, he never has to worry about losing his Spider Man, as he rests safely in the pocket on the side of the boots.
Stay tuned for the rest of the alphabet next week.
Kathleen Szmit Photo WAITING ON THE TIDE – A skiff rests on the sands of Millway Beach in Barnstable Village during the last days of summer.
NEW YORK — Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is going to have reconstructive surgery on his right elbow Thursday, and will miss the rest of the season.
The Atlanta Braves are facing the possibility of Brandon Beachy missing the rest of the season after Monday's MRI revealed a partially torn ligament in his elbow.
Homer Hickam and the rest of the Rocket Boys will be in Beckley this weekend for the October Sky Festival.
A spotted seal rests on sea ice in the Bering Sea in 2007.
Florida, Not Like The Rest Of Us.
Twenty-two students attend -- about a third are straight, the rest are gay.
One word overshadows rest of author's book.
You may be surprised to learn that the rest of the world still exists today, but it does.
Mardi Gras season is over and you can finally let your tux get a rest… or not.
A steering wheel rests near a section of the trail where a steep hillside was filled in with old car bodies.
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In science:

We require that the rest frame wavelength region from 4000 to 6800 ˚A is measured for all events, and sampled by (at least) three filters: this roughly corresponds to measuring the B,V and R (rest frame) standard bands.
Dark energy constraints from a space-based supernova survey
In the tt rest frame the asymmetry can be defined similarly except that θ∗ is the production angle of the top quark in the tt rest frame.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
So the tt rapidity difference in the pp rest frame can be used to measure the production angle θ∗ in the tt rest frame.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
The most commonly used is θ∗ , the angle between the W -boson momentum direction in the rest frame of the top quark and the direction of the down-type fermion decay product of the W boson (charged lepton or d−, or s-quark) in the rest frame of the W boson.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
The m := uαpα we will call the rest mass of the body, defined as usual as the pro jection of the 4-momentum on the rest frame of moving body.
Dynamics of test bodies with spin in de Sitter spacetime
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