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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-CONTROL

The girl's form became rigid as she fought for self-control.

As for Garson, once again the surge of feeling threatened to overwhelm his self-control.

The tender words broke down the last barrier of her self-control.

Renmark stood motionless as a statue, an object lesson in self-control.

Nails biting into her hands in her struggle for self-control, she left the room.

All his self-control was gone now, his face livid, an angry look in his eyes.

Gradually the sobs subsided, with pauses betokening an effort at self-control.

But that he remembered where he was, he might have lost his self-control.

The habit of self-control can be acquired by any individual, in any situation.

Thus both justice and the right of self-control are satisfied in every point.

WORD ORIGIN

1711, from self- + control (n.). Coined by English moral philosopher Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury (1671-1713).

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