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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURBING

She stopped him with a shudder, and Eric found a difficulty in curbing his impatience.

The driver advanced at a walk, keeping as close as possible to the curbing.

A quickening of his pace, and he met her just as she stepped to the curbing.

The group now sat down on the curbing, while the Negro walked away.

Other questions could be postponed; the question of curbing the king could not.

I felt some difficulty in curbing my indignation while Gerald thus spoke.

She stood on the curbing, bewildered and blinking, apparently lost.

The Medes on the east required some curbing, but their independence was not destroyed.

"Let's keep sane," said Raul, curbing his emotions, shutting down on his voice.

Diana, curbing her impatience, smiled graciously at the Postmaster.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, of horses, "to lead to a curb," from curb (n.). Figurative use from 1580s. Related: Curbed; curbing.

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