Thesaurus / restrain

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Local economies can support only a few of them, and states often limit the number of licenses granted, restraining the number of competitors.
A citizen tried to obtain a restraining order against Officer Matthew Paniagua, who wrote multiple seditious language tickets, and other officers who the man alleged harassed and threatened him, but a judge denied the request, court records show.
In its article Tuesday, the Daily News and ProPublica report also noted two restraining order applications made by Clarkson’s estranged wife in the 1990s.
Seeing them, Avdotya could not restrain her tears; they simply spurted from her red and swollen eyes.
Marmaduke Denison could not restrain an audible sigh of relief.
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
Ostrov and Trirodov managed to restrain him with great difficulty.
THE CREATED LEGENDFEODOR SOLOGUB
Zulma wrote hers in a large steady hand, but a tear, which she could not restrain, fell upon the letters and blurred them.
THE BASTONNAISJOHN LESPERANCE
Anna came down the hall, evidently trying to restrain a giggle at his dusty appearance.
Her teeth were set; her face was flushed under the struggle to restrain herself.
THE LAW AND THE LADYWILKIE COLLINS
Mrs. Bindle's lips tightened, as if she were striving to restrain the angry words that were eager to leap out.
MRS. BINDLEHEBERT JENKINS

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