[self-kuh-mand, -mahnd, self-]

1690–1700 Unabridged
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another term for self-control

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Example sentences
But sometimes people have the knowledge and the self-command to choose happiness, and they still fail to do so.
For his indomitable perseverance and self-command, none of his acquaintance will hesitate to vouch.
The intimate contest for self-command can apply to pleasures as well, and for similar reasons.
They resent outside authorities telling them how to live their lives, but they lack self-command.
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