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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • The first movement in his new progress was the lambing of his ewes, and sheep having been his speciality from his youth, he wisely refrained from deputing the task of tending them at this season to a hireling or a novice.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At the death of Tom King, he could not refrain from seizing Coggan by the hand, and whispering, with tears in his eyes, "Of course he's not really shot, Jan—only seemingly!  (not reviewed by editor)

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