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  • n  exhibiting restraint imposed on the self

  • Their tension comes from prolonged, superhuman acts of self-restraint.
  • The teachers, weak Christians and nonobservant Jews, make a show of teaching virtue and righteous self-restraint, but their shifty eyes and hollow voices betray their lack of .
  • Rising financial anxiety and tight credit availability are making holiday shopping this year an exercise in self-restraint, and the Web offers a quick, clean shot at purchasing 24 .
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  • Planning Ahead
    On the upside, the Van Duzer Theatre provides a respectable venue for the bigger-name acts that HSU's Center Arts succeeds in bringing to town. On the downside, something about the room inflicts a certain sedate, even prim, self-restraint upon audiences.
    June 20, 2013 - The North Coast Journal
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Supreme Court must remember what deference means
    As the Supreme Court nears the end of its term, the big decisions we are still waiting for concern race and marriage. These decisions offer the court an opportunity to exercise an unwonted self-restraint.
    June 19, 2013 - Memphis Commercial Appeal
  • BREAKING NEWS German Investor Confidence Rises Amid Recovery
    As the Supreme Court nears the end of its term, the big decisions we are still waiting for concern race and marriage. These decisions offer the court an opportunity to exercise an unwonted self-restraint.
    June 18, 2013 - Bloomberg
Quotes

  • Arlene McCarthy in This is London
    The bankers have shown that despite the crisis, they are not able to show self-restraint,she said. "These tough new rules on bonuses will transform the bonus culture and end incentives for excessive risk taking. A high-risk and short-term...
  • Manmohan Singh in Economic Times
    Self-improvement should be a work in progress all our lives, and I confess to needing it as much as anyone. But I believe, if my detractors had known me at Episcopal, they might marvel at the self-restraint and mellowness I developed as an... John McCain http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEhauRSvpu74c5JI21AhXVu-x_kmQ CNN International http://www.google.com/url?q=http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/04/01/mccain.tour/&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGB4TNH6BUvp0rZdeNOd1O0y9lxCg Apr 1, 2008 87883 117283 self-restraint If a liberalised economy is to succeed, we must give full play to competitive forces and the private sector should show some self-restraint in this regard," Mr Singh said.

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