What does the word restraint mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A restraining; restriction; imprisonment.

Usage examples for restraint

  1. Every month has made more clear the uncertainty of life in my calling; and I felt that I had no right to lay upon you any restraint other than that of your own feelings. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  2. It is seldom that Turgenev reminds us of Dickens; but Sipyagin and his wife might belong to the great Dickens gallery, though drawn with a restraint unknown to the Englishman. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  3. A show of military force would restrain them-" " I think it would be more a provocation than a restraint, captain. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
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