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.
2 With an effort I managed to restrain my incredulous laughter.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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6 I had to restrain my impatience for some time, on account of Twenty Seven being reserved for a concluding effect.
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7 Oblonsky could not restrain a slight mocking smile at the sight of Levin.
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8 While her mother was attacking her father, she tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial reverence would allow.
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9 Kitty saw that Varenka could hardly restrain a smile at the idea that she needed an escort.
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10 Alexey Alexandrovitch gave him his hand, not attempting to restrain the tears that streamed from his eyes.
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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.
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12 Lvov visibly tried to restrain the expression of his delight, but he was positively radiant with smiles.
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13 Smiling, hardly able to restrain his tears, Levin kissed his wife and went out of the dark room.
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14 And though he had promised Alexey Alexandrovitch not to speak of Anna, he could not restrain himself.
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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.
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