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self-restraint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-restraintˌself-reˈstraint noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 CONTROLthe ability to stop yourself doing or saying something, even though you want to, because it is more sensible not to do or say itexercise/practise self-restraint 🔊 The UN appealed for both sides to exercise self-restraint.
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self-restraintIt faces several more years of economic self-restraint, with no real easing in prospect until the second half of the 1990s.With great self-restraint, he did not grab the rod from his friend's hand.Buddha established his belief system built around the principles of self-restraint and caring for the poor.If you practice self-restraint and moderation, you should be able to stay on your diet.Indeed, the research community's self-restraint may have been carried too far.But it is not generally the stuff that appears on television, where self-restraint has become the norm.
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