All in all, Bates strikes me as a good upstanding Englishman—the epitome of stiff-upper-lip resolve and restraint.
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As for the MB's domestic democratic credentials, let me show some restraint here.
“restraint is often one of the qualities of realism,” he writes.
And that means recognizing that we are in just as much need of restraint.
Frank was angry, but he held himself in restraint, appearing cool.
That's why I need regard no restraint of culture, experience, pride, class or rank.
Nor did Elmer have the slightest idea of trying to keep either of his chums in restraint longer.
And began expressing his opinions quite freely, without any restraint.
There was a tenseness about her manner, a restraint in her tone, which seemed to speak of some emotional crisis.
restraint re·straint (rĭ-strānt')
An instrument or a means of restraint to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others, such as a straightjacket.
Control or repression of feelings; constraint.