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Restrain

To limit or restrict; to deprive of freedom or liberty; to control, check, repress.
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"You know," she said, and at the same instant, unable to restrain herself any longer, she burst into sobs.
Such is the present spirit of my nation." But he continued to exert all his powers to restrain his troops from attacking.
I was, of course, myself the chief sufferer, because I was fully conscious of the disgusting meanness of my spiteful stupidity, and yet at the same time I could not restrain myself.
I, too, could not restrain myself, and sobbed as I never had before...
This naivete of expectation drove me to fury, but I restrained myself.
And this affection he had fixed on the girl long before he could bring himself to attempt the possession of her person: for though his constitution urged him greatly to this, his principles no less forcibly restrained him.
I was restrained from utter savagery only by the fact that Mrs.
The power is there restrained to Indians, not members of any of the States, and is not to violate or infringe the legislative right of any State within its own limits.
The authority of the existing Congress is restrained to the regulation of coin STRUCK by their own authority, or that of the respective States.
The counsel asked the court to restrain the public functionaries, ministers and bureaucrats from misusing and converting to their own use public fund/property.
The petitioners sought to restrain the implementation of LEB Memorandum Order No.7 Series of 2016 which scheduled the conduct of the PhilSat.
MANY dog owners are putting themselves at risk by failing to restrain their pet correctly when travelling in the car.