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refrain
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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refrain
Used in
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • The mere cadence of the sentences, the subtle monotony of their music, so full as it was of complex refrains and movements elaborately repeated, produced in the mind of the lad, as he passed from chapter to chapter, a form of reverie, a malady of dreaming, that made him unconscious of the falling day and creeping shadows.  (not reviewed by editor)

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