self-control


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  • noun

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Synonyms for self-control

the keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself

Synonyms for self-control

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For all his iron self-control, it nearly drove the energetic man to violence.
At first Edgar Caswall was courteous and polite, even thoughtful; but after a little while, when he found her resistance to his domination grow, he abandoned all forms of self-control and appeared in the same dominance as he had previously shown.
I felt that she was possessed by some shapeless dread which robbed her of all self-control.
She had the quick, impulsive movements of her mother, the lips parting often to speak, and closing again; and the dark oval eyes of her father brimming with light upon a basis of sadness, or, since she was too young to have acquired a sorrowful point of view, one might say that the basis was not sadness so much as a spirit given to contemplation and self-control.
There is a noble and lofty pathos in the close of Caponsacchi's statement, an artless and manly break from his self-control throughout, that seems to me the last possible effect in its kind; and Pompilia's story holds all of womanhood in it, the purity, the passion, the tenderness, the helplessness.
Irish terriers, when they have gained maturity, are notable, not alone for their courage, fidelity, and capacity for love, but for their cool-headedness and power of self-control and restraint.
Lady Lydiard's self-control failed her for the first time.
I wondered whether I should preserve my self-control, in the presence of that man, for the second time.
With the greatest difficulty I preserved my self-control until we reached the door of our lodgings.
I suppose you're homesick--some people have so little self-control in that respect.
She must have been more than woman if she did not feel some uneasiness at the strange enterprise upon which we were embarking, yet her self-control was perfect, and she readily answered the few additional questions which Sherlock Holmes put to her.
The president tore open the envelope, read the dispatch, and, despite his remarkable powers of self-control, his lips turned pale and his eyes grew dim, on reading the twenty words of this telegram.
And instead of having any shame or self-control, he will be always whining and lamenting on slight occasions.
But his self-control was more than I could explain.
This teaching in regard to self-control is evidence enough of his reverence for law.