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refrain
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Candide
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  • The Baron could not refrain from embracing Candide; he called him his brother, his saviour.
  • Candide could not refrain from commending their beauty, grace, and address.

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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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