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- v. Present participle of restrain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to restrain or restrict in any way.
- Hampering; restrictive.
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It is, however, useful in restraining the more nuttily protectionist tendencies in American government.
Then again, I am not one of those liberals currently complaining that our majority is wasted because of the "Blue Dogs" and the Senate counterparts 'role in restraining the left.
My discomfort grew daily and my role in restraining potential abuses of power increasingly more difficult.
I think Tom did a good job in restraining himself in the face of ignorance on national television ........
I believe there's plenty of economic justification for subsidy and regulation in restraining the worst excesses of the market and infinitely more importantly, human nature.
The secular government has a divinely appointed role in restraining evil – a fact that goes unrecognised by political and religious liberals.
Politicains the world over and throughout history have a great difficulty in restraining themselves once they have begun down a path to fulfilling personal agendas (which are invariably, and usually inaccurately, linked to the agenda of the nation in question), and espescially when these agendas involve military action.
One annalist noted the parents 'success in restraining their children but simultaneously cited the children's obstinate resistance to their parents' wishes: "Yet those whose fathers and mothers did not allow [them] to leave cried very greatly."
It overshot because of the intervention of government in restraining price and artificially elevating demand and thereby sending false signals to consumers and producers.
We would see publicity and moral suasion as major weapons available to the government in restraining excessive wage and price movements, but we would propose that the federal cabinet have "last resort" authority to roll back increases clearly in excess of the established guidelines and against the national interest.
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