Definition: moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
Definition: moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
Sentences Containing 'restraint'
Between Elizabeth and Charlotte there was a restraint which kept them mutually silent on the subject; and Elizabeth felt persuaded that no real confidence could ever subsist between them again.
In town I believe he chiefly lived, but his studying the law was a mere pretence, and being now free from all restraint, his life was a life of idleness and dissipation.
Our importance, our respectability in the world must be affected by the wild volatility, the assurance and disdain of all restraint which mark Lydia's character.
As to what restraint the apprehensions of disgrace in the corps might throw on a dishonourable elopement with her, I am not able to judge; for I know nothing of the effects that such a step might produce.
On the other hand, variety without unity to govern it is a riotous exuberance of life, lacking all power and restraint and wasting itself in a madness of excess.
The finest curves are full of restraint, and excessive curvature is a thing to be avoided in good drawing.
If students could only be induced to impose more restraint upon themselves when they attempt so difficult a medium as paint, it would be greatly to the advantage of their work.
``And the very reason why the women of this fine country put so little restraint on their words and actions, is because they live so much in public, and have really nothing to conceal.
This calm tone and perfect ease made Andrea feel that he was, for the moment, restrained by a more muscular hand than his own, and that the restraint could not be easily broken through.
But even this restraint was afterwards thought insufficient, and, by a statute of Elizabeth, the privilege of granting it was confined to the quarter-sessions.
On the last night of my restraint, I was awakened by hearing my own name spoken in a whisper.
So we were left to take leave of one another without any restraint.
His frank acceptance of the situation marks him as either an innocent man, or else as a man of considerable self-restraint and firmness.
She now observed to me, aloud, resuming her former restraint, that it was useless to hear more, or to say more, and that she begged to put an end to the interview.
He said that initial reports of blood spots, secret underground chambers, mysterious pits, and metal restraint shackles, were all innocuous or misidentified.
He noted that there was "something undeniably impressive about the restraint" of the style that Mailer undertook in composing the novel.
Zia was deeply committed to the Arabs, especially to Saudi Arabia, to create a restraint to contain the Iranian influence.
But Harrison’s characteristic wisdom, restraint and diplomacy ensured that these rather revolutionary instruments made their appearance without offense.
Tie-wraps double as an effective restraint.
She tries to make an effort with him by loosening the restraint on his mechanical hand and shakes it.
Lansdale, completely taken over by the essence of the hand, looks at her and starts to laugh, loosens the restraint on the other hand and gets up.
The bills are designed to protect children from the abuse of restraint and seclusion in school.
Restraint involves immobilizing an individual and preventing him or her from moving his or her arms, legs, body, or head freely.
In 2009, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) undertook a nationwide study of the use of restraint and seclusion in schools and its effects.
The GAO documented 20 deaths of children from restraint.
The National Disability Rights Network and the Council of Parents Attorneys and Advocates also documented the nationwide use of restraint and seclusion in 2009.
NDRN documented the use of restraint and seclusion in 2/3 of states in 2009.
On May 19, 2009, the House Education and Labor Committee held hearings about the use of restraint and seclusion, chaired by Congressman George Miller.
She also testified that her child was later restrained again, and received a severe abrasion, but she was not informed of the restraint.
The GAO presented testimony about its report and findings about restraint and seclusion, and the risk of death and injury.
Another hearing witness testified that restraint may be needed in emergencies.
Teachers may use restraint and seclusion appropriately in those circumstances, the witness testified.
The House of Representatives also reported that, “the use of restraint and seclusion often exacerbates the behaviors that staff are trying to eliminate.” Because there is no federal law, state restraint and seclusion laws control.
A 2012 report by Jessica Butler for the Autism National Committee summarized state seclusion and restraint laws and policies.
It reported that only 14 states limited the use of restraint to emergencies involving threats of physical injury.
As there is no national clearinghouse that gathers data on the use of the techniques, the exact number of children subjected to restraint and seclusion in school is unknown.
On December 9, 2009, six months after the House hearing, the first national restraint and seclusion bill was introduced by Congressman George Miller.
Restraint and seclusion bills were introduced again in the 112th Congress in 2011.
Both bills require restraint to end when the emergency ends, and the House bill requires seclusion to end when the emergency ends.
Both bills require schools to notify parents in writing within 24 hours of restraint and verbally the same day.
The GAO reported on at least four cases in which verbal children who died or were injured in restraint told staff that they could not breathe.
Debriefings are intended to reduce and eliminate restraint and seclusion, by determining what caused the event and how to avoid it in the future, and by analyzing, planning for, and implementing positive interventions.
Restraint and seclusion should be used only as a last resort and by trained professionals, but the GAO found that was not the case.
Restraint and seclusion-related fatalities and injuries most often involve children with disabilities.
For those schools which reported data, there was a total of 38, 792 incidents of physical restraint.
CRDC also found racial and ethnic disproportionality in restraint and seclusion use.
North Vietnam did not take the Americans at their word that they were exercising restraint.
The leader had moved the apex court and got a restraint order against their publication in the media.
Matsukata introduced a policy of fiscal restraint that resulted in what has come to be called the "Matsukata Deflation."
The Americans exercised some level of restraint in their response.
More Vocab Wordsodium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
drivel - nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense
concentric - having a common center
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
affable - easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday