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He was supposed to exhibit sophrosyne, or self-mastery, and overindulging in food, drink or sex was a sign that a man was weak.

Yet this extreme display of self-mastery, assuming that is what it was, did not rule out other forms of self-indulgence.

Was it his moment of iron self-mastery that brought her with outstretched, clinging arms towards him?

A new life was burning in his veins, and for the first time since his boyhood he doubted his absolute self-mastery.

At length he rose, with a strong effort at self-mastery, some contempt of his weakness, and much remorse at his ungrateful envy.

Slowly and with a strong self-mastery, Ham came to his feet.

She forced herself to laugh; even then the woman's self-mastery was something astounding.


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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-mastery, such as: control, development, education, method, practice, and preparation.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.