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Restraint meaning

restraint - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. the of act controlling by restraining someone or something; " the unlawful restraint of trade"
  2. 2. a device that retards something's motion; " the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
  3. 3. The act or process of restraining, or of holding back or hindering from motion or action, in any manner; hindrance of the will, or of any action, physical or mental.
  4. 4. The state of being restrained.
  5. 5. That which restrains, as a law, a prohibition, or the like; limitation; restriction.
  6. 6. Act of restraining; state of being restrained; check; want of liberty.

restraint - examples of usage

  1. And what self- restraint did he exercise! - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Katharine spoke so low and with such restraint that Mrs. Milvain had to strain to catch her words, and when she heard them she was dazed by them. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Free of mental restraint, his own will must work its way for good or evil. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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