Definitions of contained

  1. controlled; " striking with contained ferocity at my head"- R. L. Stevenson

Usage examples for contained

  1. These volumes occasionally contained a few, and Asolando contained several, of the lovely lyrics above referred to. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  2. It contained the news that Mrs. Hannaford had died before daybreak. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  3. At last he stopped at one which contained an old gentleman and two ladies. – The Little Clown by Thomas Cobb
  4. No day is self- contained. – Revisiting the Earth by James Langdon Hill
  5. She was very self- contained. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant