restrain from (something)

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restrain from (something)

1. To resist or hold back from doing something. A noun or pronoun is used between "restrain" and "from." I restrained from making snide remarks as he plodded through his utterly inept presentation. It can be hard for parents to restrain from doing everything for their children, but you've got to let them figure out how to function on their own.
2. To prevent or hold someone back from doing something. A noun or pronoun is used between "restrain" and "from." We restrained her from making any further comments during the press conference. The federal court is restraining the company from manufacturing the controversial product until its safety could be verified without a shadow of a doubt.
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restrain someone from something

to prevent someone from doing something. I had to restrain her from hurting herself. I was unable to restrain myself from giggling at the wisecrack.
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References in classic literature ?
As a matter of fact, he would have agreed to anything that would have restrained us from killing the poor devils who fell into our hands.
It is the type of thinking that has restrained us from demanding good governance from our leaders.
On one occasion he said Supreme Court had asked to remove former DG FIA from FIA and not from the world , he said adding apex court had not restrained us from posting Waseem Ahmad to somewhere else.
He said that although Mr Nizami restrained us from any such action, but it is his strong conviction that if some one has done smoothing great, the same should be acknowledged in his life time.