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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-controlˌself-conˈtrol noun [uncountable]  CONTROLthe ability to behave calmly and sensibly even when you feel very excited, angry etcself-controlled adjective
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self-controlThe German team showed amazing self-control throughout the game.He kissed them away while Luce silently struggled for self-control.We find that they don't have self-control.He looked calm and cold, full of self-control.Such questions are distasteful for a fastidious cleric who thinks of sexuality as a loss of self-control.In the eyes of good practitioners self-control allows them to find a path around conflict.Her deep sense of outrage helped her to self-control.In school, his problems with self-control led to academic difficulties.
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