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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contain  \Con*tain"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contained};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Containing}.]  [OE.  contenen  conteinen  F.  contenir 
  fr  L.  continere  -tentum;  con-  +  tenere  to  hold  See 
  {Tenable},  and  cf  {Countenance}.] 
  1.  To  hold  within  fixed  limits;  to  comprise;  to  include;  to 
  inclose;  to  hold 
 
  Behold,  heaven  and  the  heaven  of  heavens  can  not 
  contain  thee;  how  much  less  this  house!  --2  Chron. 
  vi  18. 
 
  When  that  this  body  did  contain  a  spirit.  --Shak. 
 
  What  thy  stores  contain  bring  forth.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  have  capacity  for  to  be  able  to  hold  to  hold  to  be 
  equivalent  to  as  a  bushel  contains  four  pecks. 
 
  3.  To  put  constraint  upon  to  restrain;  to  confine;  to  keep 
  within  bounds.  [Obs.,  exept  as  used  reflexively.] 
 
  The  king's  person  contains  the  unruly  people  from 
  evil  occasions.  --Spenser. 
 
  Fear  not  my  lord:  we  can  contain  ourselves  --Shak. 




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