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refrain
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  • I will,’ he went on, ’tell you the story of what has happened to me, if you like, but you must refrain from interruptions.
  • Up to this, I had refrained from forcing them, largely because of the mystery on the other side.

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  • I thought of my hasty conclusions upon that evening and could not refrain from laughing bitterly at my confidence.

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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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