• Great Self-restraint
    Great Self-restraint
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n restraint the act of controlling by restraining someone or something "the unlawful restraint of trade"
    • n restraint a device that retards something's motion "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
    • n restraint lack of ornamentation "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
    • n restraint discipline in personal and social activities "he was a model of polite restraint","she never lost control of herself"
    • n restraint a rule or condition that limits freedom "legal restraints","restraints imposed on imports"
    • n restraint the state of being physically constrained "dogs should be kept under restraint"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Restraint That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction. "For one restraint , lords of the world besides."
    • Restraint The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental. "No man was altogether above the restrains of law, and no man altogether below its protection."
    • Restraint The state of being restrained.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n restraint The act of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from action or motion, in any manner; hindrance of any action, physical, moral, or mental.
    • n restraint The state of being repressed, curbed, or held back in any way; specifically, abridgment of liberty; confinement; detention.
    • n restraint Repression of extravagance, exaggeration, or vehemence; constraint in manner or style; reserve.
    • n restraint That which restrains, limits, hinders, or represses; a limitation, restriction, or prohibition.
    • n restraint Restriction; limitation, as in application or definition.
    • n restraint In dynamics, an absolute geometrical condition supposed to be precisely fulfilled: thus, a body moving upon an unyielding surface is subject to a restraint.
    • n restraint Synonyms and Constraint, Coercion, etc. (see force, n), repression, check, stop, curb, hold-back.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Restraint act of restraining: state of being restrained: want of liberty: limitation: hinderance: reserve
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  • James V. Forrestal
    James V. Forrestal
    “Courage is the capacity to conduct oneself with restraint in times of prosperity and with courage and tenacity when things do not go well.”
  • David Lloyd George
    “Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “Liberty consists in wholesome restraint.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “Restraint and discipline and examples of virtue and justice. These are the things that form the education of the world.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. restraincte, fr. restrainct, F. restreint, p. p. of restraindre, restrendre,. See Restrain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. restraindre—L. restringĕre, restrictumre-, back, stringĕre, to draw tightly.


In literature:

She was impatient of restraint, and it was apparent that few restraints were imposed upon her.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
All before this period stood on commercial regulation and restraint.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
And she seems to have let herself go without restraint during his stay in Egypt.
"The Tragedy of St. Helena" by Walter Runciman
The conditions of life were all opposed to self restraint.
"A History of English Prose Fiction" by Bayard Tuckerman
Despite the severest self-restraint the bosom rose and fell.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
And then self-restraint in any matter becomes unnecessary.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Its restraint I regard to be as difficult of accomplishment as the restraint of the wind.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Restraints again are placed on the unconstitutional action of the Imperial or Federal Parliament.
"A Leap in the Dark" by A.V. Dicey
Under the other forms it meets with many restraints.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The second part teaches us the virtue of self-restraint, or the government of our passions.
"Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus" by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
How is it, we wonder, that with so much variation on a single theme such artistic restraint is achieved?
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 24, 1920." by Various
She was a restraint upon him.
"The Cromptons" by Mary J. Holmes
If post nuptial restraint with a view to limiting offspring is wrong, restraint from marriage with the same motive is wrong.
"The Fertility of the Unfit" by William Allan Chapple
Through my want of restraint I got into all kinds of scrapes.
"Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel" by Friedrich Froebel
Peace which comes from submission and restraint is a poor thing.
"The Business of Being a Woman" by Ida M. Tarbell
Was the answer a restraint upon his liberty?
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
Look at all the restraints and restrictions to which girls are subjected where married women simply please themselves.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
For five years he impatiently endured these restraints.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
It relaxes the control of moral restraints even where it was before operative.
"The War and the Churches" by Joseph McCabe
He had not anticipated a scene, but he had looked for some coldness and restraint.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins

In poetry:

And yet how many weary hours
Those joyous creatures know;
How much of sorrow and restraint
They to their elders owe!
"Children" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Love, like air, is widely given;
Power nor chance can these restraint;
Truest, noblest, gifts of heaven!
Only purest on the plain!
"The Princess Elizabeth, when a prisoner at Woodstock, 1554" by William Shenstone
It strives without a mark for strife;
It feasts beside a famished host:
The loose restraint of wanton life,
That threatened penance in the ghost!
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
When in the world, I bear a look serene,
And veil the gloomy temper of my grief;
Sick with restraint at evening quit the scene,
To find in tears and solitude relief.
"Elegy On Sophia Graham" by Matilda Betham
Behold the manna, and the fruitage sweet,
Which he among the saints of God enjoys!
Without allowance, or restraint, they eat,
And yet the plenteous banquet never cloys!
"Advice To A Woman, Not To Grieve Too Much For The Death Of Her Child" by Rees Prichard
Esther, tho' queen, was not allow'd to see
(But at some certain seasons of the year)
Her royal lord — but pray'rs always free
To go to God, without restraint or fear.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Lamon faces charges of home invasion, armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated unlawful restraint.
In the view of our ever changing economy and time restraints it can be a great struggle to provide quality time, entertainment and education within a budget.
Ban urges " maximum restraint" after Israel-Hamas ceasefire.
China Urges ' Maximum Restraint' in Gaza by Relevant Parties, Especially Israel.
Abhishek Shah, 31, of 1248 Farmington Ave, in West Hartford, was charged with first-degree sexual assault, unlawful restraint, and disorderly conduct.
On the side of caution John Roberts decides for history and judicial restraint.
A lthough we are currently experiencing a relative financial blight in medicine, I do not sense that we as physicians are practicing appropriate diagnostic restraint.
Rockford Mass Transit advises paratransit technicians to inspect the restraint system.
Your report that nursing homes are rethinking the merits of tying the aged (front page, Dec 28) doesn't examine the crucial parallel problem of chemical restraints.
Helen's nouvelle cooking with restraint provides a little TLC for the tongue.
After 3 killed in anti-government protests, Amnesty International urges restraint.
It seems the more independent we become of one another, the less we feel the need to practice restraint.
Designed for individuals at risk, this product line introduces a variety of safe no shank care products from Humane Restraint Co.
We welcomed Anna Moore on our show this morning, a mother who won a settlement from her son's school district after the school used prone restraint to discipline him.
Officials found Ramirez suffered cardiac complications from restraint -related stress.

In science:

The deeper results on local properties of units in L (and subfields), given class number restraints, are summarized in the following Proposition.
A Cylcotomic Investigation of the Fermat - Catalan Equation
Figure 1 checks how strong these restraints should be to fit the experimental data.
Comments on "Remeasuring the Double Helix"
With the purpose of avoiding such restraint condition concerning our choices, before trying to gauge embed the theory, we will insert a constraint into the Lagrangian.
Noncommutativity and Duality through the Symplectic Embedding Formalism
We will obtain this by first fixing A and r and analyzing the restraints on the other variables.
Random multiplicative functions in short intervals
We note that the our active solution arise from taking smaller threshold intensity of electric field for pair creation than Smith, Michel, & Thacker (2001) and solving the equation of motion for each particle without the assumption of restraint of plasma along the dipole magnetic field line.
A Particle Simulation for the Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere: II. the case of dipole field
Also, σ aggregates restraint: for all n   (cid:96)s peq, we let Rs pσ, nq be the maximum of js pxq where he pxq ¤ n.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
This strategy is insufficient, however, because the strongly jump-traceable strategies Ne1 act to ensure the trace at x by putting restraint on A.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
If a higher priority strategy places restraint that prevents y from entering A, it will interfere with the Pe,m -strategy.
Strong jump traceability and Demuth randomness
Participant 7 solve the sample 2 structure with TOPAS by putting into the cell 30 independent atoms (no constraint/restraint) at random positions, locating them by simulated annealing.
SDPD Round Robin 2002 Results
Due to technological restraints, the first serious observational attempts were not performed until Doyle et al. (1996), who observed the main-sequence eclipsing binary CM Draconis for the tell-tale photometric dips that would indicate the presence of a planet.
A rigorous comparison of different planet detection algorithms
The large difference is likely due to different default restraints on the anisotropic parameters in the two.
Protein structural variation in computational models and crystallographic data
In the first, the thermal flux is calculated and if the divergence of the thermal flux sets severe restraints on the timestep, it is throttled back by locally lowering the thermal conduction coefficient κ0 .
The stellar atmosphere simulation code Bifrost
By deriving the effective potentials and introducing the requirements for stability of circular orbits, we discussed the restraints of the angular momentum and the energy, so that we could identify the stable orbits in pc-GR and GR.
Experimental tests of pseudo-complex General Relativity
Now we discuss to what extent can the wave functions satisfy the T restraint be defined in the TI.
On the single-electron theory of quantum spin Hall effect in two dimensional topological insulators
Then we get wave functions satisfy the T restraint.
On the single-electron theory of quantum spin Hall effect in two dimensional topological insulators