At these times, the straps of restraint on tough talk and tough action are almost always loosened.
EXCLUSIVE: Afghan insurgents denounce 'fake' call for restraint during peace talks.
And that means recognizing that we are in just as much need of restraint.
“restraint is often one of the qualities of realism,” he writes.
If showing some restraint on inaugural festivities is too much to ask, perhaps we can make excess a virtue.
Frank was angry, but he held himself in restraint, appearing cool.
So this part of my restraint was doubtless a stretch of the authority given him.
Nor did Elmer have the slightest idea of trying to keep either of his chums in restraint longer.
He cast a glance about him, his eye, avid with curiosity, held rigidly in restraint.
There was a tenseness about her manner, a restraint in her tone, which seemed to speak of some emotional crisis.
restraint re·straint (rĭ-strānt')
An instrument or a means of restraint to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others, such as a straightjacket.
Control or repression of feelings; constraint.