Restrains sentence example

restrains
  • It takes a view of these, approves or disapproves, impels to or restrains from action.

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  • In arranging his list, however, he defers to the established doctrine of the four cardinal virtues (derived from Plato and the Stoics through Cicero); accordingly, the Aristotelian ten have to stand under the higher genera of (1) the prudence which gives reasoned rules of conduct, (2) the temperance which restrains misleading desire, and (3) the fortitude that resists misleading fear of dangers or toils.

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  • He is, I should say, too frank, for he talks so openly before people, which he should not do, and with difficulty restrains himself.

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