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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • While she was kissing him he hated her from the bottom of his soul and with difficulty refrained from pushing her away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gerasim with a firm light tread, his heavy boots emitting a pleasant smell of tar and fresh winter air, came in wearing a clean Hessian apron, the sleeves of his print shirt tucked up over his strong bare young arms; and refraining from looking at his sick master out of consideration for his feelings, and restraining the joy of life that beamed from his face, he went up to the commode.  (not reviewed by editor)

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