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I was restrained from utter savagery only by the fact that Mrs.
Thus restrained and simplified, it sounded more credible: I felt as I went on that Miss Temple fully believed me.
and unslinging his gun, restrained himself from his Sunday occupations no longer.
As her father drew that picture of the future, the outburst of Magdalen's gratitude could no longer be restrained.
Cruncher could not be restrained from making rather an ostentatious parade of his liberality--"I'd catch hold of your throat and choke you for half a guinea.
He perfectly understood this allusion to the considerations that had hitherto restrained me in my communications with him.
At other times, I thought, What if the young man who was with so much difficulty restrained from imbruing his hands in me, should yield to a constitutional impatience, or should mistake the time, and should think himself accredited to my heart and liver to-night, instead of to-morrow
Now when the wolves saw the dogs they could be restrained no longer, but sprang on them and tore them to fragments, and the sound of their worrying came to the ears of the soldiers of Chaka and of the dwellers in the kraal, so that they sprang from sleep, snatching their arms.
of these peasants should be restrained by some striking example.
Agatha turned on the threshold, and seeing her shaking her head, pressing her eyes, and tapping with her heel in a restrained frenzy, said quickly,
The explosion of disapproval, which nothing but Silver's black looks had restrained, broke out immediately the doctor had left the house.
Thinking himself without the pale of humanity, he was restrained by no scruples and he employed his extraordinary gifts of dexterity and imagination, which he had received by way of compensation for his extraordinary uglinesss, to prey upon his fellow-men.