Part of speech: verb

To repress; hinder; restrict.

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Usage examples "restrain":

  1. It was always much more difficult to restrain him from giving than to induce him to give. - "Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life", Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey.
  2. Then the King could not restrain himself; he sprang towards her, and said, " You can be none other than my dear wife." - "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.
  3. At this Michal could not restrain her tears. - "Pretty Michal", Mór Jókai.