[self-kuh n-teyn-muh nt, self-]
- the state of being self-contained.
Origin of self-containment
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for self-containment
Spare our property now and you shall not rue your self-containment.
There was a self-containment and a lack of self-consciousness on the part of the preacher that was not unnoticed by Sterling.Dorothy Page
Eldridge B. Hatcher
He had been shaken and stirred of late out of all his self-containment; Prudence had heard many things from him.The Furnace
And the attitude of the Cabinet since August 1914 had been marked by the utmost caution and self-containment.
He had learned self-reliance, which is a good thing, and self-containment, which is a better.The Song of the Wolf