some restraint

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  • Still the very name of that renowned duke must have put some restraint upon his royal nephew. Cited from Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1, by J. Endell Tyler
  • Kuni was the only person toward whom at first he imposed some restraint upon himself. Cited from In The Blue Pike, by Ebers, Complete
  • However, even in these cases there is some restraint. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI (of 12), by Burke
  • He approached her not without some restraint; with reserve and yet with tenderness. Cited from Sybil, or the Two Nations, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Now then, they talked, first with some restraint, then, as she behaved very well, with more freedom. Cited from Mademoiselle Fifi, by Guy de Maupassant
  • I could see that Dimitri had to put some restraint upon himself as he resumed the conversation. Cited from Youth, by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi
  • I was convinced that, unless they were under some restraint, they would have managed to communicate with my sister or myself. Cited from Mystery of Cloomber, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There has got to be some restraint, something to make you prudent, something to make you industrious. Cited from Lectures Of Col. Ingersoll, V2,R. G. Ingersoll
  • A few days after, they told me I must place her under some restraint: I must provide a keeper for her. Cited from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens
  • The canon responded with some restraint and then stepped into a first-class carriage. Cited from The Christian, by Hall Caine
  • One being supposed democratic, the other will naturally be constituted with a view to its being some restraint upon the democracy. Cited from Consid. of a Representative Govt, John S Mill
  • Terms tending to put some restraint on military violence were granted. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12), by Burke
  • A thought that pleased him took shape in Thirlwell's brain, but he used some restraint. Cited from The Lure of the North, by Harold Bindloss
  • There was certainly some restraint over him, and the look in his clear, soft blue eyes was not so steady as it used to be. Cited from The Doctor's Daughter, by "Vera"
  • All the mind can do is to place some restraint on such instincts and emotions through experience, education and settled habits. Cited from Crime: Its Cause and Treatment, by Clarence Darrow
  • There's some restraint demanded by a public place, but privately! Cited from Hobson's Choice, by Harold Brighouse
  • Held in some restraint by the dominant religious element, it grew stronger as the latter weakened. Cited from The Growth of English Drama, by Arnold Wynne
  • If we had only gone slow, and made use of our privileges with some restraint, we might not have fallen foul of other people. Cited from Home and the World, by Rabindranath Tagore
  • He greeted them pleasantly, though, the girl thought, with some restraint. Cited from The Lions of the Lord, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Her moral worth holds man in some restraint and preserves his ways from becoming inhumanly corrupt. Cited from Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women, by George Sumner Weaver
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