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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.
I was restrained from utter savagery only by the fact that Mrs.
Such is the present spirit of my nation." But he continued to exert all his powers to restrain his troops from attacking.
How ashamed I felt in the midst of my sobs; but still I could not restrain them.
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...
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.
The authority of the existing Congress is restrained to the regulation of coin STRUCK by their own authority, or that of the respective States.
Restrain also the keen fury of my heart which provokes me to tread the ways of blood-curdling strife.
The point is: X refrains from doing something; but X restrains Y from doing something; or X or Y restrains himself from doing something.
Although the presiding judge agreed that Amira had the right to freedom of speech, the court order restrains her from abusing, threatening, intimidating or uttering false accusations Amum.
party to issue a restraining notice that restrains property of