curbed[ kurb ]SEE DEFINITION OF curbed
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURBED
John Storm curbed himself; he had been through a long schooling.
That sane impulse was curbed, however, by the consciousness of its futility.
I have curbed and repressed myself not to scare you by precipitancy.
If you could have curbed your impulse and only dreamed your adventures, you would have been the happier.
He saw the danger involved in the discussion and curbed his tongue.
When they saw the sisters, they curbed their horses and rode more slowly.
But it was necessary to set an example of discipline, and he curbed his impatience.
But he curbed his desires and went quietly round the corner of the house.
With difficulty he curbed his impatience; it showed in his voice and his eyes.
The Khedive will be curbed in, and will no longer be absolute Sovereign.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CURBED
- held back
- reined in
- buttoned up
- clammed up
- closed up
- dummied up
- not talkative
- struck dumb