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[self-kuh-mand, -mahnd, self-] /ˈsɛlf kəˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd, ˌsɛlf-/
Origin of self-command
1690-1700 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Altogether his self-command was creditable to Janet's tuition.

  • Now, Mary had regained her self-command, and she spoke calmly.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Perhaps it would be more correct to say, that she possessed that self-command which forbids emotion to appear on the surface.

    Contraband G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • When she spoke there was little to remind me of her momentary loss of self-command.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • Never, I suppose, was Margaret's power of self-command more sorely tried.

    The Red City S. Weir Mitchell
  • Thirdly, This self-command is very different at different times.

  • In that momentary calmness, he felt so strong and so rejoiced in his self-command that his spirit seemed to spurn its casket.

    The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard
  • Never have I so admired that wonderful woman's self-command.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • His countenance was the mirror, in which she saw her own emotions reflected, and it roused her to self-command.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliffe
British Dictionary definitions for self-command


another term for self-control
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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