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  • Candide could not refrain from commending their beauty, grace, and address.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Baron could not refrain from embracing Candide; he called him his brother, his saviour.  (not reviewed by editor)

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