self-restraint


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self-restraint

(sĕlf′rĭ-strānt′)
n.
Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
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"You see where the want of self-restraint leads to.
Casaubon had many scruples: he was capable of a severe self-restraint; he was resolute in being a man of honor according to the code; he would be unimpeachable by any recognized opinion.
Hardship and freedom: conditions under which the active, strong, and subtle survive and the weaker go to the wall; conditions that put a premium upon the loyal alliance of capable men, upon self-restraint, patience, and decision.
You would compare them, I said, to those invalids who, having no self-restraint, will not leave off their habits of intemperance?
She was speaking as usual in French, and as if after long self-restraint she wished to make up for lost time.
Nothing is more remarkable, in its way, than the sound common-sense and admirable self-restraint exhibited by the youth of the present time when confronted by an emergency in which their own interests are concerned.
A few hours of self-restraint have suddenly exploded into a dance.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, underlined that US President Donald Trump is seeking an excuse to launch war on Syria with the help of Israel, adding that Damascus and Moscow's self-restraint against the recent Israeli missile strikes against T4 airbase thwarted his plots.
We emphasiaze the importance of nonmilitarization and the need to enhance mutual trust and confidence, exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities and avoid actions that may complicate the situation.
In the ancient books of the subcontinent we find sages not only stressing the need for self-restraint but also delineating the manners in which it can be exercised in day to day life.
by ONA The Sultanate called upon all the warring parties in Yemen to exercise self-restraint and avoid escalation.
A military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it could hit US positions in Syria, warning that its "self-restraint" over US air strikes on government forces would end if Washington crossed "red lines".