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 for Containing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can not
              contain thee; how much less this house! --2 Chron.
                                                    vi. 18.
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              When that this body did contain a spirit. --Shak.
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              What thy stores contain bring forth.  --Milton.
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     2. To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be
        equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
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     3. To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep
        within bounds. [Obs., exept as used reflexively.]
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              The king's person contains the unruly people from
              evil occasions.                       --Spenser.
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              Fear not, my lord: we can contain ourselves. --Shak.
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