restrain

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  • If fear only restrains him from wrong-doing what object will he have in doing right? Cited from Bohemian Society, by Lydia Leavitt
  • A response from the police officer who wrote the restraining order against her was also written.
  • When within ten yards of me I could restrain myself no longer. Cited from The Gorilla Hunters, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The two men fight, in the middle of which they are both restrained.
  • When her cell door is finally broken down, she is eventually restrained.
  • She has been granted restraining orders against him since leaving him.
  • With no father to restrain him, he can now do whatever he wishes.
  • Breaking from those who sought to restrain him he ran down to the beach. Cited from The Young Trawler, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • But she also knows she has to restrain herself and do what the music really calls for.
  • The north wing has a similar treatment to the main block but is more restrained.
  • They search the woods there at night and find dead bodies restrained to trees.
  • His mother attempted to restrain him and was cut on the hand.
  • After losing his friend, he became much more quiet and restrained.
  • Ireland accompanied his victims to their homes, where he restrained and then killed them.
  • I could no longer restrain my curiosity, and made my way on deck. Cited from The African Trader, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • Almost instantly, she is placed in a restraining field and told she will die.
  • The arms were restrained to ensure they would not get in the way later.
  • One of those at the table put out a restraining hand. Cited from Storm Over Warlock, by Andre Norton
  • The person is not being seized if his freedom of movement is not restrained.
  • It is a part of their religion; national law alone restrains them. Cited from Searchlights on Health, by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
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Meaning of restrain

  • verb Keep under control; keep in check
    suppress a smile, Keep your temper, keep your cool
  • verb To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
    This holds the local until the express passengers change trains, About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade, The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center, The terrorists held the journalists for ransom
  • verb Hold back