Self-restraint sentence example

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  • John's self-restraint had strengthened his position, and he began again to think of his Spanish scheme.
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  • She showed great forbearance and generosity towards the duchess of Marlborough in the face of unexampled provocation, and her character was unduly disparaged by the latter, who with her violent and coarse nature could not understand the queen's self-restraint in sorrow, and describes her as "very hard" and as "not apt to cry."
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  • The point of enduring interest as regards the Andamans is the penal system, the object of which is to turn the life-sentence and few long-sentence convicts, who alone are sent to the settlement, into honest, self-respecting men and women, by leading them along a continuous course of practice in self-help and self-restraint, and by offering them every inducement to take advantage of that practice.
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  • His biography, by his son, reveals him as a man of devout and holy life, impulsive indeed and masterful, but one who learned self-restraint by strenuous endeavour.
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  • Thus they were divided in soul between spiritual goods and worldly pleasures, and were apt to doubt whether the rewards promised by God to the life of " simplicity " (all Christ meant by the childlike spirit, including generosity in giving and forgiving) and self-restraint, were real or not.
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  • It was an austere religion, inculcating self-restraint, courage and honesty; it secured peace of conscience through forgiveness of sins, and abated for those who were initiated in its mysteries the superstitious terrors of death and the world to come.
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  • His greatness consists in his practical aptitude, in his political perception, and in the self-restraint which enabled him to confine within limits tolerable to his people an insatiable appetite for power.
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  • This grand feat of arms was marked by many points of interest, such as the capture of the Dutch ships, which were frozen in the Helder, by the French hussars, and the splendid discipline of the ragged battalions in Amsterdam, who, with the richest city of the continent to sack, yet behaved with a self-restraint which few revolutionary and Napoleonic armies attained.
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  • Though not altogether free from exaggeration and flattery, it is marked by considerable dignity and self-restraint, and is thus more important as an historical document than similar productions.
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  • He had learnt prudence and self-restraint in the troubled times of the regency, and did not lose his moderation in success.
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  • People will no longer have to exercise self-restraint or act responsibly - the drug does it for you.
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  • I guess it shows that I *do* have some self-restraint if nothing else.
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  • In the interests of winning, his colleagues show remarkable self-restraint.
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  • All will depend upon the intensity of review; and the factors which presently point toward ` judicial self-restraint ' continue to remain valid.
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  • Countries that fail to exercise appropriate self-restraint should be restrained by the world community.
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  • His frank acceptance of the situation marks him as either an innocent man, or else as a man of considerable self-restraint and firmness.
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  • That a modern home secretary should seek such powers illustrates the danger to which a collapse of media self-restraint might lead.
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  • She was speaking as usual in French, and as if after long self-restraint she wished to make up for lost time.
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  • Without any need of self-restraint, no wish to coquet ever entered her head.
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  • Liberals think you should practice self-restraint and conservatives do n't mind how many offspring you have as long as you stay off welfare.
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  • Without self-restraint on the part of the rich, no serious long-term solutions or alternatives are possible.
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  • According to the Free Dictionary.com, the definition of discreet is "marked by, exercising, or showing prudence and wise self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect."
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  • Liberals think you should practice self-restraint and conservatives don't mind how many offspring you have as long as you stay off welfare.
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