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A device that limits or prevents freedom of movement
“The stocks have stone blocks to sit on and metal restraints to shackle the legs.”
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A strap or belt used to secure something in place
“Any driver failing to ensure that their child is secured with a restraint appropriate for their height and weight could be eligible for a fine.”
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Something that impedes the progress or movement of someone or something
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“Everngam baldly asserts that the provision is an unreasonable restraint on his ability to practice accountancy and the public's ability to avail itself of his services.”
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The state of being detained or confined
“A suspect under restraint should be allowed to communicate with and arrange for the presence of a lawyer.”
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Control over one's actions or emotions
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“Stone insisted that the judiciary should exercise restraint and recognize the need for the legislative and executive branches to respond to the Great Depression.”
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The practice of self-denial, typically to further one's wellbeing
“Start building on this pillar of health by practicing temperance, moderation, portion control, and restraint when it comes to food.”
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Unemotional or dispassionate behavior
“These respondents were raised in the 1960s to 1980s, a time when whitecollar workers were expected to exercise emotional restraint at work.”
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Acting with timidity or a lack of self-confidence
“She begins to speak of her suffering, and she does so reluctantly, with shyness and restraint.”
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Understatement, especially of artistic expression
“This tonal restraint also contributes to the antique look of the works, whose distressed and pocked surfaces appear to have weathered over time.”
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The state, act, or fact of being (mentally) calm and composed
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The quality or condition of being plain or uncomplicated in form or design
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A state of bondage, slavery, or subjugation to another person
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Courteousness and refinement of manner
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Careful management of available resources
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The presentation of something as being smaller or less good or important than it really is
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A limiting condition, rule or measure
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The quality of being staid or solemn
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A guard, typically made of straps or wire, fitted over an animal's muzzle to stop it biting or feeding
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The state or characteristic of being a virgin
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An emotional difficulty or a psychological inhibition
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Fixed price
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The state of being cautious
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A thing that is imposed, in particular an unfair or unwelcome demand or burden
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Great embarrassment and shame
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Behaviour in keeping with good taste and propriety
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The ability to withstand prolonged hardship
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