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  • If you barbarians had to degrade the name of a great city of yours, you could at least refrain from doing it to me.
  • May I suggest that it would be advisable to refrain from mentioning the words ’Project X’ to anyone, Dr. Stadler?

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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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