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the ability to control your behaviour and not show strong emotions such as anger or sadness
the ability to control your own behaviour
the ability to control your behaviour so that you do what you should do
the ability to control your thoughts and behaviour in order to achieve something
the ability to control yourself, especially in eating and drinking
the ability to control your feelings and stop yourself from doing things that are not right or sensible
a decision not to say or write something because it might cause problems or offend someone
a quality of remaining calm and not letting other people see what you are really feeling in a difficult or unpleasant situation
the impressive behaviour of someone who controls their emotions in a difficult situation
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
money, food, or clothes given to poor people
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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