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Definition of "self-restraining" []

  • Used of nonindulgent persons (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "self-restraining" in a sentence
  • "Military-industrial capitalism, with its arrogant disregard for the human and environmental consequences of its activities, can have only a limited run on Planet Earth, but it doesn't know this and has no inner, self-restraining mechanism."
  • "He believed people either regulated themselves or disaster would do the job for them.3 Although he never traveled this far east, the British reverend identified China as the prime example of a population incapable of the self-restraining “preventative checks” that “civilised nations” like Britain were able to apply through religion and education."
  • "Other equity feminists are socially conservative and argue that, while the state should not enforce them, traditional values function as bulwarks against state power and produce independent and self-restraining citizens."
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