Part of speech: noun

A restraining; restriction; imprisonment.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John Charles Beecham.