Restrain


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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.
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.
It is also absurd for those who promote a community of children to forbid those who love each other from indulging themselves in the last excesses of that passion, while they do not restrain them from the passion itself, or those intercourses which are of all things most improper, between a Father and a son, a brother and a brother, and indeed the thing itself is most absurd.
The butt end of the musket hovered over his head, and he could scarcely restrain himself from closing his eyes, when with one bound Guiche reached the Spaniard and placed a pistol at his throat.
cried the high-churchman in the pillory, unable longer to restrain himself, "thou hast rejected the symbol of our holy religion