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self-command

[self-kuh-mand, -mahnd, self-] /ˈsɛlf kəˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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  • 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.
  • They resent outside authorities telling them how to live their lives, but they lack self-command.
  • The intimate contest for self-command can apply to pleasures as well, and for similar reasons.
British Dictionary definitions for self-command

self-command

noun
1.
another term for self-control
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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