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refrain
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Ulysses
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refrain
Used in
Ulysses
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  • He caught himself in the act: looked at all: refrained.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Why did Bloom refrain from stating that he had frequented the university of life?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In vain the voice of Mr Canvasser Bloom was heard endeavouring to urge, to mollify, to refrain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By the provost's wall came jauntily Blazes Boylan, stepping in tan shoes and socks with skyblue clocks to the refrain of My girl's a Yorkshire girl.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The presence even for a moment among a party of debauchees of a woman endued with every quality of modesty and not less severe than beautiful refrained the humourous sallies even of the most licentious but her departure was the signal for an outbreak of ribaldry.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • An acclimatised Britisher, he had seen that summer eve from the footplate of an engine cab of the Loop line railway company while the rain refrained from falling glimpses, as it were, through the windows of loveful households in Dublin city and urban district of scenes truly rural of happiness of the better land with Dockrell's wallpaper at one and ninepence a dozen, innocent Britishborn bairns lisping prayers to the Sacred Infant, youthful scholars grappling with their pensums orů  (not reviewed by editor)

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