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control of one's impulses and actions; self-control.
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Beating an addiction to nicotine takes a lot of
For these a smoker needs behavioral therapy, counseling or extreme
But years of indolent island living sap his
, and he spends his last days in poverty and degradation.
If your an addict what does it tell you about human
Some felt the problems could be resolved through the proper exercise of
Full oversight takes considerable time and
It took a lot of
to get myself out of bed in the early morning.
Many people still chalk up the destructive behavior of a drug addict to a lack of
or weakness of character.
But it may also create an environment where people lack the time or
to take even a few minutes of solitude.
You're trying to exercise
-to avoid eating that second piece of cake or buying an electronic toy you don't really need.
British Dictionary definitions for
the ability to control oneself and determine one's actions
firmness of will
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(...) kind of speech impediment that could be overcome by willpower.
(...) baby, the baby will starve. You do it out of love. Willpower is a weak idea; love is strong....
(...) chiefly there. He does not call on the patient's willpower, but endeavors to get him to relax,...