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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Morrel saw it was useless to say more, and refrained.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Good-day, Penelon," returned Morrel, who could not refrain from smiling through his tears, "where is the captain?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Until this day and for how long a time!—he had refrained from talking of the treasure, which had brought upon the abbe the accusation of madness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He could not refrain from admiring the severe beauty of his features, the only defect, or rather the principal quality of which was the pallor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The two friends sat down to table; but they could not refrain from remarking the difference between the Count of Monte Cristo's table and that of Signor Pastrini.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The involuntary start every one gave proved how much Morcerf's narrative had impressed them, and Albert himself could not wholly refrain from manifesting sudden emotion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The count looked at Mercedes as if to interrogate her, but she continued to walk on in silence, and he refrained from speaking.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These last consisted of all the young people whom Valentine's death had struck like a thunderbolt, and who, notwithstanding the raw chilliness of the season, could not refrain from paying a last tribute to the memory of the beautiful, chaste, and adorable girl, thus cut off in the flower of her youth.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Fernand closed his eyes, a burning sensation passed across his brow, and he was compelled to support himself by the table to prevent his falling from his chair; but in spite of all his efforts, he could not refrain from uttering a deep groan, which, however, was lost amid the noisy felicitations of the company.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The young couple gazed with astonishment at the sight of their visitor's emotion, and wondered to see the large tears silently chasing each other down his otherwise stern and immovable features; but they felt the sacredness of his grief, and kindly refrained from questioning him as to its cause, while, with instinctive delicacy, they left him to indulge his sorrow alone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To-day is the 29th of August; the 21st of September will, therefore, be the conclusion of the term agreed on, and till that time arrives—and it is the advice of a gentleman which I am about to give you—till then we will refrain from growling and barking like two dogs chained within sight of each other.  (not reviewed by editor)

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