1. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
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How To Use self-command In A Sentence

  • Invincible when events ran their way, they could not summon the self-command to rally when the sky began to rain.
  • His self-command was perfect, and I had never thought I would witness such a thing as this: a prisoner, in the midst of his alien captors, was impeccably performing the highest duty of ambassadorship, which is to inspire respect for the country he represents. The 9th Directive
  • With respect to decision and action, the strategy of objective tolerance is appropriate in areas where I do not aspire to the highest degree of self-command.
  • As a man he is high-spirited and energetic, always ready to fight for his Sultan, his country and, especially, his Faith: courteous and affable, rarely failing in temperance of mind and self-respect, self-control and self-command: hospitable to the stranger, attached to his fellow citizens, submissive to superiors and kindly to inferiors — if such classes exist: Eastern despotisms have arrived nearer the idea of equality and fraternity than any republic yet invented. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • She only wished that it were less openly shewn; and once or twice did venture to suggest the propriety of some self-command to Marianne.
  • He sought pleasure, self-command, fame, knowledge, and even wisdom.
  • In my opinion self-command for Smith is much more complex than simple self-control.
  • Self-command is not only itself a great virtue , but from it all the other virtues seem to derive their principle luster.
  • Her blank-faced self-command comes to serve as an outright rejection of this climate of verbal violence. Times, Sunday Times
  • These psychological terms seem to be neutral descriptors of inner states or behavioral capacities, but the self-command that they connote is tied directly to concepts of character strength.
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