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  • Leto hesitated, almost activated his shield, but refrained because that would limit his movements, his hearing . . . and because the captured shipment of lasguns had left him filled with doubts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then I'll pose another question for you: What does it mean to you that you stand before another human, that you are bound and helpless and the other human holds a knife at your throat—yet this other human refrains from killing you, frees you from your bonds and gives you the knife to use as you will?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yueh!" goes the refrain.  (not reviewed by editor)

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