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refrain
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Brave New World
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refrain
Used in
Brave New World
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  • Her lips moved, she was saying something; but the sound of her voice was covered by the loud reiterated refrain of the sightseers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then suddenly somebody started singing "Orgy-porgy" and, in a moment, they had all caught up the refrain and, singing, had begun to dance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Orgy-porgy," the dancers caught up the liturgical refrain, "Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun, kiss the girls …" And as they sang, the lights began slowly to fade–to fade and at the same time to grow warmer, richer, redder, until at last they were dancing in the crimson twilight of an Embryo Store.  (not reviewed by editor)

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