restraint upon her

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  • I begged her to allow my presence to be no restraint upon her usual custom. Cited from Words of Cheer, by T.S. Arthur
  • The overwrought girl dropped her head and wept without restraint upon her mother's neck. Cited from The Grandissimes, by George Washington Cable
  • She took a breath to speak, then refrained, feeling suddenly her daughter's scornful restraint upon her. Cited from The Trespasser, by D.H. Lawrence
  • The discovery for a moment almost overwhelmed her once more; but the presence of another forced her to put a restraint upon her feelings. Cited from The Living Link, by James De Mille
  • Marian was not perhaps ashamed, but such companionship put restraint upon her freedom. Cited from New Grub Street, by George Gissing
  • The mourning she wore imposed no restraint upon her humour, which at present was not far from gay. Cited from Born In Exile, By George Gissing
  • The fact that those she loved were looking on was no restraint upon her feeling, and the sympathizing presence of the clergyman added to it. Cited from Without a Home, by E. P. Roe
  • It was some restraint upon her that her choice of reading always passed under Mrs. Bossall's eyes, but not so much after the first few weeks. Cited from A Life's Morning, by George Gissing
  • Yet here was a woman who so loved him that not even a proud temper and his candid indifference could impose restraint upon her emotions. Cited from Born In Exile, By George Gissing
  • Her injudicious tenderness soon imposed such restraint upon her husband, as scarcely any lover, much less any husband, could have patiently endured. Cited from Tales and Novels, Vol. V, by Maria Edgeworth
  • Since the death of her sister all restraint upon her was removed, and she yielded herself up entirely to the stern and hard rules enforced by avarice upon its devotees. Cited from Night Watches, Part 6: The Three Sisters, by W.W. Jacobs
  • He imposed a certain restraint upon her, and even when he rose from the table at length with the air of a man about to face the inevitable, she did not feel it to be wholly removed. Cited from The Top of the World, by Ethel M. Dell
  • But I think this state was more to her real taste than the other, as putting no restraint upon her impulses and giving free play to her healthy, exuberant mirth. Cited from A Set of Rogues, by Frank Barrett
  • Discretion often put restraint upon her curiosity, but none the less Mr. Walsh had plausible grounds for believing that his advances were not unwelcome. Cited from Born In Exile, By George Gissing
  • Thereupon she murmured to herself "The cratur 'ill be seein' something!" and with mingled awe and curiosity sought to lay restraint upon her unwelcome observation of him. Cited from The Marquis of Lossie, by George MacDonald
  • A single glance at Mr. Ratcliffe's face showed Madeleine that she need not be afraid of flattering too grossly; her own self-respect, not his, was the only restraint upon her use of this feminine bait. Cited from Democracy An American Novel, by Henry Adams
  • As I felt obliged to avoid putting any restraint upon her, I offered no objection to the execution of this project, which entailed a week's separation, but accompanied her back to her parents myself, promising to await her return quietly at Blasewitz. Cited from My Life, Volume I, by Richard Wagner
  • These ideas were so familiar to my mind that I intreated my mother to lay no restraint upon her inclinations, for I well knew how to provide for myself: but she was wounded by the request, and begged I would not kill her, by a supposition so cutting, so unaffectionate, and so unamiable. Cited from The Adventures of Hugh Trevor, by Thomas Holcroft
  • Yet, before I would signify to him my approbation of his suit, I resolved to inform myself whether or not the heart of Serafina was totally unengaged, and indifferent to any other object, that I might not lay a tyrannical restraint upon her inclinations. Cited from Count Fathom, by Tobias Smollett, Part I