• WordNet 3.6
    • n restrainer a person who directs and restrains
    • n restrainer a chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Restrainer One who, or that which, restrains.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n restrainer One who or that which restrains; specifically, in photography, a chemical which is added to the developer for the purpose of retaṙding its action, especially in the case of an over-exposed plate, or in order to obtain greater contrast or intensity in a naturally weak plate. Acids, sodium sulphite, bromides, and other substances act as restrainers.
    • n restrainer Specifically, in electricity, a substance used in the manufacture of the electrodes of magnetite arc-lamps the function of which is to reduce the rate at which the terminals are consumed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Restrainer (phot.) a chemical used to retard the act of the developer in an overexposed plate, &c
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.”
  • Euripides
    “No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.”
  • John Erskine
    John Erskine
    “Only if we can restrain ourselves is good conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.”
  • Martin Luther
    “If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Two purposes in human nature rule. Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. restraindre—L. restringĕre, restrictumre-, back, stringĕre, to draw tightly.


In literature:

But Claire knew that such moods were not unusual, so she took little stock in the ultimate significance of his restrained manner.
"The Blood Red Dawn" by Charles Caldwell Dobie
I am glad that my people are happy, but I cannot restrain a sigh for the failure of my efforts.
"The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales" by Frank R. Stockton
Do thou carry out thy own duties, in an humble spirit, restraining thy senses.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
But no small fear seized upon us when we saw the people in arms, while we were not able to restrain the seditious.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
Lady Niton looked at him, and then at Miss Drake, evidently restraining her sharp tongue for once, though with difficulty.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I can see already she won't be easily restrained.
"Lady Connie" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The impulse to turn and retrace his steps came to him, but some unknown force restrained him.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The watchman was doing his best to restrain Wyckoff from some act upon which he seemed determined.
"Boy Scouts in Southern Waters" by G. Harvey Ralphson
From what have our youth restrained their hands, out of reverence to the gods?
"The Works of Horace" by Horace
And he was rather more restrained and self-possessed.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells

In poetry:

Delusion all — forbear, my heart;
These unavailing throbs restrain,
Destruction has perform'd his part,
And Death proclaim'd — thy pangs are vain.
"On The Death Of A Sister" by James Grahame
Spring! thy impatient bloom restrain!
Nor wake so soon thy genial power;
For deeds of death must hail thy reign,
And clouds of fate around thee lower:….
"Lines on the Opening of a Spring Campaign" by Amelia Opie
The fire restrained by God's commands,
Could only burn his people's bands;
Too faint, when he was with them there,
To singe their garments or their hair.
"The Creatures In The Lord's Hands" by John Newton
Who does the lion's rage restrain
But Christ, the faithful Shepherd-swain,
That, day and night, untouch'd by sleep,
Doth from the fiend protect his sheep?
"Things, To Be Consider'd, And Made Use Of, When Night Comes" by Rees Prichard
Yet turn away that mad'ning glance,
And oh ! of grief restrain the flood :"
He said,--and couch'd his quiv'ring lance,
Then quickly sought the field of blood.
"Reginald The Brave" by Laura Sophia Temple
Adam. Restrain thy grief, thy tears! and suffer me,
(If it is true, thy soul desires my good,)
To speak to thee apart,
And I to thee will open all my thoughts.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 5." by William Cowper

In news:

Similar to the late Roy Orbison, whom he often sounds like, Malo has tremendous power (but it's restrained) and range and emotion and honesty.
An investigation revealed 67 year-old Waldamar Tischner of St Cloud was walking with the children when he allegedly used force to restrain them.
Police say they arrived at the scene Sunday afternoon and found two bystanders restraining a driver who had apparently tried to flee the scene.
Ten passengers are suing JetBlue over a flight last March when a pilot had to be physically restrained after screaming about religion and terrorism.
Less than two weeks after the incident, Tracy Baden obtained a restraining order against her husband.
I don't normally respond or debate issues online but I cant restrain from retaliating to this.
MILWAUKEE- Milwaukee Representative Jon Richards is already working on a law to stop private gun sales to anyone with a restraining order against them.
Violence and threats severely restrain environmental coverage in much of the world.
Assistant coach Jim Petersen had to restrain her from rushing onto the court.
Flight's passengers restrain unruly man for two hours.
Growth in US Slows as Consumers Restrain Spending.
Charles WIlliams Jr of Detroit needed to be restrained as the House Redistricting and Elections Committee voted in May to approve bills that Democrats believed would suppress the minority vote.
Gabriel Aubry was granted a restraining order against Olivier Martinez, the fiance of Aubry's ex-lover Halle Berry, on Monday, is reporting.
Charles WIlliams Jr of Detroit needed to be restrained as the House Redistricting and Elections Committee voted.
A child tried to throw himself down a stairwell and Magallanes tried to restrain him.

In science:

On the one hand, non-restrained expansions of ¯R are “wild” (from a modeltheoretic point of view; cf. §8(I)).
Expansions of the reals which do not define the natural numbers
If R defines the set N, then R is not restrained (since, if we take D := N × N>0 and f (x, y ) := x/y , we have f (D) dense in R≥0 ).
Expansions of the reals which do not define the natural numbers
If the theory of R is decidable, then R is restrained.
Expansions of the reals which do not define the natural numbers
On the other hand, what we call restrained structures do present a tame behaviour: more precisely, a certain class of sets definable in restrained structures behaves in a controlled way.
Expansions of the reals which do not define the natural numbers
Definition 1.12. K is restrained if (it is a DC expansion of an ordered field and), for every definable discrete set D ⊂ Kn and every definable function g : D → K, g (D) is nowhere dense (in K).
Expansions of the reals which do not define the natural numbers