self-restrained


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self-restrained

adjective
Tending to keep one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
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Here was an undignified hiatus, if not a finale, to all his schemes, to the even tenor of his self-restrained, purposeful life
During the whole of that solemn and anxious period each individual of the tribe kept his place, in the most self-restrained patience.
Bulstrode presiding, pale and self-restrained as usual.
continued the deeply resentful and less self-restrained scout; "they say a time must come when all the deeds done in the flesh will be seen at a single look; and that by eyes cleared from mortal infirmities.
When Meunier's visit was approaching its conclusion, there happened an event which caused some excitement in our household, owing to the surprisingly strong effect it appeared to produce on Bertha--on Bertha, the self-possessed, who usually seemed inaccessible to feminine agitations, and did even her hate in a self-restrained hygienic manner.