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!
You speak good English; you are naturally quiet and self-restrained; if you can only conquer your timidity, I have not the least fear of you.
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.
Montcalm!" 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.
The bill, which advocated "positive and non-violent discipline" and prohibited both physical and non-physical violence as a form of punishment, has been rejected by the Duterte, who called it "overly sweeping." In his veto message, the President said countless children have been raised up to become law-abiding citizens because of self-restrained corporal punishment.
The President recently vetoed the bill banning corporal punishment for children, saying responsible parents can discipline their children in a self-restrained manner.