But as she could do nothing, she resolutely made up her mind to self-restraint
Arthur is not what is commonly called a bad man: he has many good qualities; but he is a man without self-restraint
or lofty aspirations, a lover of pleasure, given up to animal enjoyments: he is not a bad husband, but his notions of matrimonial duties and comforts are not my notions.
Mary's white muslin dress suited her particularly well, and she seemed the personification of innocence and love as she sat, now bending her head, now gazing up at the very tall and handsome man who was speaking to her with particular tenderness and self-restraint
, as if he feared by word or gesture to offend or sully her angelic purity.
The virtues, also, such as justice, self-restraint
, and so on, are not easily dislodged or dismissed, so as to give place to vice.
It was not often that he had so far overstepped the bounds which his natural caution, his ever-present self-restraint
, imposed upon him.
Knowing what she knew, suffering as she must have suffered, the quiet kindness of her tone implied an exercise of self-restraint
which appealed irresistibly to Emily's sympathies.
He stood looking at her, meditating his next words with a sudden and sinister change to self-restraint
Only a woman who had been accustomed to suffer, who had been broken and disciplined to self-restraint
, could have endured the moral martyrdom inflicted on her as
He came a little closer to her, and the strength of the man was manifest in his intense self-restraint
Hardship and freedom: conditions under which the active, strong, and subtle survive and the weaker go to the wall; conditions that put a premium upon the loyal alliance of capable men, upon self-restraint
, patience, and decision.
You would compare them, I said, to those invalids who, having no self-restraint
, will not leave off their habits of intemperance?
She was speaking as usual in French, and as if after long self-restraint
she wished to make up for lost time.