restrainings


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restrainings

(rɪˈstreɪnɪŋz)
pl n
acts of restraining
References in classic literature ?
The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered For the Independent Journal.
Let him run on," said Danglars, restraining the young man; "drunk as he is, he is not much out in what he says.
No, he thinks only of himself," muttered the princess without restraining her angry tears.
It then becomes apparent that the woman has taken possession of this knife, for safety's sake; for, she too starting up, and restraining and expostulating with him, the knife is visible in her dress, not in his, when they drowsily drop back, side by side.
In addition to the dread that, having led up to so much mischief, it would be now more likely than ever to alienate Joe from me if he believed it, I had a further restraining dread that he would not believe it, but would assort it with the fabulous dogs and veal-cutlets as a monstrous invention.
When he entered upon his command, he loaded us with kindnesses, giving us so many assurances of his protection that, while the Emperor lived, we thought him one of our friends; but no sooner was our protector dead than this man pulled off his mask, and, quitting all shame, let us see that neither the fear of God nor any other consideration was capable of restraining him when we were to be distressed.