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[self-kuh n-teyn-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈteɪn mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
the state of being self-contained.
Origin of self-containment
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was a self-containment and a lack of self-consciousness on the part of the preacher that was not unnoticed by Sterling.

    Dorothy Page Eldridge B. Hatcher
  • He had been shaken and stirred of late out of all his self-containment; Prudence had heard many things from him.

    The Furnace Rose Macaulay
  • He had learned self-reliance, which is a good thing, and self-containment, which is a better.

    The Song of the Wolf Frank Mayer
  • And the attitude of the Cabinet since August 1914 had been marked by the utmost caution and self-containment.

    England and Germany Emile Joseph Dillon
  • Spare our property now and you shall not rue your self-containment.

    England and Germany Emile Joseph Dillon

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