Examples from the Web for agitation
Instead of the agitation I had feared, I found myself able to paint there tranquilly.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hunter Thompson knew the pleasure of agitation required freedom from political fear.
Trapped in the cycle of permanent emergency and perpetual action, he wrote, “servitude has no rest, agitation no pleasure.”
Some patients came in with racing heart rates and agitation, others with low blood pressure and the inability to stay awake.
Other effects: agitation, suicidal thoughts, chest pains, high blood pressure, and rapid heartbeat.What’s the Deal With Bath Salts? FAQ on the Designer Drug|Gregory Gilderman|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the agitation and fatigue of the day had been too much for such strength as hers to rally from.A Canadian Heroine|Mrs. Harry Coghill
Mildred's colour came and went with agitation, and she panted as if her heart would break.Trevethlan (Vol 3 of 3)|William Davy Watson
He felt immensely excited, but could have given no straight name to his agitation.Madame de Mauves|Henry James
Entering the stable, they found a lantern lighting the gloom, and Diogenes in a state of agitation.Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey
After Greatrakes had gone, Woodward repaired to the room of his mother, in a state of agitation which we cannot describe.The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for agitation
Word Origin and History for agitation
1560s, "mental tossing to and fro," from French agitation, from Latin agitationem (nominative agitatio) "motion, agitation," noun of action from past participle stem of agitare "move to and fro," frequentative of agere in its sense of "to drive" (see act (n.)).