American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Restraint or control imposed on one's self; self-command; self-control.
- n. Self-control, control over one's emotions, passions and actions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Restraint over one's self; self-control; self-command.
- n. exhibiting restraint imposed on the self
- self- + restraint (Wiktionary)
“In view of the First Amendment, I can envision no practical or legal way of forbidding the media from publicizing such charges except self-restraint, which is hardly likely in this competitive, sensation- hungry media world.”
“Not biology, said Thome, but the exclusion of slaves from the culture of self-restraint.”
“Should directors practice some self-restraint now?”
“To be sure, domestic demand is expected to rise sharply over the next six months as postquake reconstruction moves into high gear and Japanese consumers shake off their sense of self-restraint.”
“The Quran instructs that its purpose is to teach Muslims self-restraint.”
“The point of the exercise for adult Muslims, who are healthy and able, is to develop a regimen of self-restraint and to inculcate a capacity to, borrowing a term from Plato, control one's appetites.”
“But the demand to demonstrate self-restraint in one way or another remains.”
“His main message at Osawatomie was a call for "a genuine and permanent moral awakening" to replace the moral weakness of greed with the power of self-restraint.”
“Goldman: There was a groundswell of students who protested Juicycampus and argued for self-restraint in using it.”
“The head of the FDIC says the industry needs to exercise more self-restraint.”
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