Origin of self-restraint
Related formsself-re·strained, adjectiveself-re·strain·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for self-restraint
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.
Gentle persons, breaking from the lines of self-restraint, run to a curious violence in emotion.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
She had learned thoroughly the lesson of patience and of self-restraint, and she resolved for the present to continue to teach.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The fatallest furies of scientific are consistent with the most noble powers of self-restraint and self-sacrifice.The Eagle's Nest|John Ruskin
Resignation and self-restraint are admirable qualities, but admirable in proportion to the force of the opposing temptation.Hours in a Library|Leslie Stephen
Also, it is to be noted that great powers of self-restraint may be attained by very vulgar persons, when it suits their purposes.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)|John Ruskin