There was a self-containment and a lack of self-consciousness on the part of the preacher that was not unnoticed by Sterling.
He had been shaken and stirred of late out of all his self-containment; Prudence had heard many things from him.
He had learned self-reliance, which is a good thing, and self-containment, which is a better.
And the attitude of the Cabinet since August 1914 had been marked by the utmost caution and self-containment.
Spare our property now and you shall not rue your self-containment.