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refrain
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • They went on together, Cranly repeating in strongly stressed rhythm the end of the refrain: And when we are married, O, how happy we’ll be For I love sweet Rosie O’Grady And Rosie O’Grady loves me.

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as in: a repeated refrain Define
something repeated regularly -- especially:
  • lines repeated after each verse of a song
  • a phrase or idea often repeated by someone or within a poem

as in: refrain from laughing Define
avoid or resist doing something
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