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self-restraint

(sĕlf′rĭ-strānt′)
n.
Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
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For the more self-restrained, cooking in the spacious, four-person Les Terrasses apartments is a good option.
But we may ask, can either a nation or a contractual political community be self-restrained if individuals or citizens are not?
Calixto Duque was very much in the mold of the Greek philosopher Onosander's description of a general in the book "De Optimo Imperatore"-temperate, self-restrained, vigilant, frugal, hardened to labor, alert, free from avarice, neither too young nor too old, a father of children if possible, a ready speaker, and a man of good reputation.
As Richard Falk, from Princeton University, argues in a new article for Al Jazeera: "Egypt is experiencing the essentially anti-democratic restoration of authoritarian militarism, while Turkey is trying to preserve sufficient stability and consensus to enable the self-restrained persistence of procedural democracy and a successful process of constitutional renewal that rids the country of the 1982 militarist vision of governance, and moves towards creating the institutional and procedural frame and safeguards associated with republican democracy.
Obama also said he appreciates Japan's calm and self-restrained response to China's actions, showing understanding toward Tokyo's stance on the territorial row, the sources said.