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 Meanings and Examples of RESTRAIN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
restrain
 v.  keep under control; hold back ; place limits on
Classic Sentence: (141 in 10 pages)
1  At these moments I often endeavoured to put an end to the existence I loathed, and it required unceasing attendance and vigilance to restrain me from committing some dreadful act of violence.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
2  With an effort I managed to restrain my incredulous laughter.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  "Woman, I could well-nigh pity thee," said Roger Chillingworth, unable to restrain a thrill of admiration too, for there was a quality almost majestic in the despair which she expressed.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
4  Elinor, while she waited in silence and immovable gravity, the conclusion of such folly, could not restrain her eyes from being fixed on him with a look that spoke all the contempt it excited.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41
5  I could not restrain my eye from resting for an instant on a red spot upon it; but it was not so red as I turned, when I met that sinister expression in his face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
6  I had to restrain my impatience for some time, on account of Twenty Seven being reserved for a concluding effect.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
7  Oblonsky could not restrain a slight mocking smile at the sight of Levin.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 5
8  While her mother was attacking her father, she tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial reverence would allow.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 2
9  Kitty saw that Varenka could hardly restrain a smile at the idea that she needed an escort.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 32
10  Alexey Alexandrovitch gave him his hand, not attempting to restrain the tears that streamed from his eyes.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
11  Levin, in feverish haste, could not restrain himself, got more and more out of temper, and ended by shooting almost without a hope of hitting.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 10
12  Lvov visibly tried to restrain the expression of his delight, but he was positively radiant with smiles.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 4
13  Smiling, hardly able to restrain his tears, Levin kissed his wife and went out of the dark room.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 16
14  And though he had promised Alexey Alexandrovitch not to speak of Anna, he could not restrain himself.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 19
15  But even though she knew it was her own ruin, she could not restrain herself, could not keep herself from proving to him that he was wrong, could not give way to him.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 24
Example Sentence:
1  Wally gripped my arm, partly to restrain me and partly to reassure me.
2  Price rises should restrain consumer spending.
3  When he started fighting, it took four police officers to restrain him.
4  I had to restrain her from running out into the street.
5  No one had leisure to watch or restrain them.
6  The footage appears to show security personnel restrain a visibly upset boy while they carefully cut the belt from the youth's torso in Kirkuk. Once the belt has been removed, the boy is scooped up and taken away.
7  Morse placed a restraining hand on Lewis's arm.
8  She obtained a restraining order forbidding her partner from seeing their two children.
9  The police had difficulty in restraining the crowd from rushing on to the pitch.
10  They have obtained an injunction restraining the company from selling the product.
11  With an effort, he restrained himself.
12  I barely restrained myself from hitting him.
13  There are creatures so little, so weak, as to be easily restrained thus, and triumphed over; but the leviathan is not one of these: he is made to be the terror, not the sport and diversion, of mankind.