Perhaps he had congratulated himself for his self-restraint in avoiding real adultery, real manipulation of women.
This practice of self-restraint, called jishuku in Japanese, has become quite commonplace here in recent days.
Thus the tranquillity and self-restraint of Greek art yield to a passionate and trenchant realisation of the actual romance.
And yet that one effort of self-restraint was not altogether an unmanly act.
Not that he was by any means calm himself, but he was feeling early the need for self-restraint.
What most of all helped Lois in her self-restraint was her aunt's unsympathetic look.
The self-restraint which withheld him from protesting that he did, confirmed it.
Without any need of self-restraint, no wish to coquet ever entered her head.
It has taught you qualities of self-restraint and discipline, and it has given you a sound body.
Reticence and self-restraint are the lessons most constantly inculcated.