self-restraint

[ self-ri-streynt, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-restraint

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-RESTRAINT

In no duty towards others is there more need of reticence and self-restraint.

Only by the exercise of a self-restraint which at first seems brutal can life be endured there.

And yet I could not help wondering at his natural temperance and self-restraint and manliness.

Mary was proud of him, proud of his courage and self-restraint.

Courage, then, and self-restraint; and thus we shall foil their aims.

The hunting of the one is carried on with self-restraint, of the others with effrontery.

His powers of self-restraint were great, but he had reached their limit.

I was happy in her gratitude and in my powers of self-restraint.

The necessity of prudence had exasperated his self-restraint.

The self-restraint was at an end: his psychology must have its way.

WORD ORIGIN

1754, from self- + restraint.

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