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refrain
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David Copperfield
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refrain
Used in
David Copperfield
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  • At your fireside, my dear Mr. Copperfield, and in the presence of Mr. Traddles, who, though not so old a friend, is quite one of ourselves, I could not refrain from making you acquainted with the course I advise Mr. Micawber to take.  (not reviewed by editor)

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