Thesaurus / restraining

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

The lad swung round sharply towards the speaker, but Coulthurst laid a restraining hand upon his arm.
DELILAH OF THE SNOWSHAROLD BINDLOSS
He, in general so reckless in words, experienced a restraining influence he had never felt before.
HELEN AND ARTHURCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
I had much at heart the enactment of legislation for restraining the alienation of land and for the protection of tenants.
A CIVIL SERVANT IN BURMAHERBERT THIRKEL WHITE
"Keep low, Paul," said Henry, restraining his eager comrade.
THE SCOUTS OF THE VALLEYJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
At present, he was not sorry such a restraining influence was removed.
Marine engineers, therefore, need some mechanical means of restraining their engines from "running away."
His gesticulations were so furious that the car experienced violent oscillations; I had much difficulty in restraining him.
To his father, the Lowlander, he probably owed his restraining sense of strategy and caution.
THE STORY OF JOHN PAUL JONESCHELSEA CURTIS FRASER
As that reform goes forward we may see motor-driven cars and wagons exerting a restraining influence on local railroad rates.
The merchant, diffusing a smell of brandy around him, and restraining loud hiccups, approvingly nodded his head at every sentence.
RESURRECTIONLEO TOLSTOY

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