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[self-kuh-mand, -mahnd, self-] /ˈsɛlf kəˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd, ˌsɛlf-/
Origin of self-command
First recorded in 1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now, Mary had regained her self-command, and she spoke calmly.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • When she spoke there was little to remind me of her momentary loss of self-command.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • The self-command which Philip had obtained for a while deserted him when he was without the house.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Thirdly, This self-command is very different at different times.

  • Never have I so admired that wonderful woman's self-command.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • What a searching preacher of self-command is the varying phenomenon of Health!

    Nature Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "I can understand that," Alice returned, recovering her self-command.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • His self-command is the most admirable worldly thing I have ever seen.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • Her self-command was infinite, for she must have had a thousand questions to ask.


    Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for self-command


another term for self-control
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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