suggests self-restraint manifesting a patient endurance under provocation to forbear venting one's wrath
usually suggests the curbing of a passing impulse in keeping oneself from saying or doing something although provoked, she refrained from answering
implies voluntary self-denial or the deliberate giving up of something to abstain from alcohol
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