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[ US /ˌsɛɫfkənˈtɹoʊɫ/ ]
  1. the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
  2. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
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How To Use self-control In A Sentence

  • Generally, the more educated a man, the greater his self-control and refinement in dealing with the fair sex.
  • But those were relatively minor compared to a completely unexpected miracle of self-control circuits: their ability to extract precision from grossness .
  • Is she "lacking in motherly inhibitions and propriety and self-control" [p. 156]? Runaway by Alice Munro: Questions
  • Self-control leads to self-mastery, enabling one to be more successful in achieving outer and inner goals.
  • The position presented may look like a quest for spirituality shaped by a mixture of scientific secularism, Buddhist contentedness, and American Puritan self-control and self-leadership.
  • Studies have shown that self-control is a big help to getting things done. Times, Sunday Times
  • On their way to the quay, an incident at the military barrier at the entrance to the casbah tested his self-control. WHEN THE APRICOTS BLOOM
  • (the possession of correct views, decision and purity of thought and will, the ability of reproducing any sound uttered in the universe, vow of poverty, asceticism, attainment of meditative abstraction of self-control, religious recollectedness, honesty and virtue), and such doctrines. Buddhism and Buddhists in China
  • We identify both personal morality and social optimism and justice with the self-control needed for dieting.
  • It is for the judge to decide if there is evidence of provoking conduct and loss of self-control.
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