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refrain
used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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refrain
Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • It was a refrain that was often heard in moments of overwhelming emotion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Whether he wrote DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, or whether he refrained from writing it, made no difference.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When once you were in the grip of the Party, what you felt or did not feel, what you did or refrained from doing, made literally no difference.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: refrain from laughing
as in: a repeated refrain
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