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restrain

verb arrest, bar, bind, blockade, bridle, call a halt, check, confine, constrain, contain, control, cramp, curb, curtail, debar, delimit, deprive of liberty, detain, deter, disallow, discountenance, enchain, enclose, enjoin, fasten, fetter, forbid, govern, hamper, handcuff, handicap, harness, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in check, hold in custody, immure, imprison, incarcerate, inhibit, interdict, jail, keep, keep under control, keep within bounds, limit, lock up, manacle, moderate, obstruct, oppose, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, quell, repress, reprimere, restrict, retinere, shackle, stifle, stop, subdue, subjugate, suppress, take into custody, take prisoner, tenere, tie, trammel, vanquish, wall in, withhold
Associated concepts: restraining order, restraining statute
Foreign phrases: Exempla illustrant non restrigunt legem.Examples illustrate, but do not restrain, the law.
See also: adjourn, allay, apprehend, arrest, balk, ban, bar, block, border, bound, cancel, capture, censor, check, clog, commit, condemn, confine, constrain, constrict, continue, control, curb, debar, delay, deter, diminish, discipline, discourage, disqualify, enclose, enjoin, estop, fetter, foil, forbear, forbid, govern, halt, hamper, hinder, hold up, immure, impede, imprison, inhibit, interdict, jail, limit, lock, mitigate, moderate, mollify, obstruct, occlude, police, preclude, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, repress, restrict, rule, stay, stem, stifle, stop, strangle, subdue, subjugate, suppress, thwart, toll, trammel, withhold
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All in all, Packer concluded, "the Supreme Court itself bears prime responsibility for having sanctioned the erosion of mens rea in what can be restrainedly described as an intellectually unsatisfying way.
Stephen restrainedly manhandles a smaller man to whose type Forster bears a grudge, but he faces no "earthy" temptations (he has simply sworn off drink).
More restrainedly, McKnight comments: "Readers make sense.