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refrain
used in
The Brothers Karamazov
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refrain
Used in
The Brothers Karamazov
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  • Father Paissy could not refrain from breaking in again.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He danced with special vigor to the refrain: The little pig says—umph!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had said nothing yet, and seemed, indeed, purposely to refrain from speaking.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Madame Hohlakov obviously had not intended to interfere, but she could not refrain from this very just comment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Miuesov looked absent-mindedly at the tombstones round the church, and was on the point of saying that the dead buried here must have paid a pretty penny for the right of lying in this "holy place," but refrained.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Perhaps we may even grow wicked later on, may be unable to refrain from a bad action, may laugh at men's tears and at those people who say as Kolya did just now, 'I want to suffer for all men,' and may even jeer spitefully at such people.  (not reviewed by editor)

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