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refrain
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Jane Eyre
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refrain
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • Sometimes, preoccupied with her work, she sang the refrain very low, very lingeringly; "A long time ago" came out like the saddest cadence of a funeral hymn.  (not reviewed by editor)

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