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refrain
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Angels & Demons
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  • His work had been consuming huge amounts of electric power lately, but I refrained from questioning him.
  • He decided to refrain from asking about Captain Kirk’s use of photon torpedoes against the Klingons.

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  • Langdon refrained from checking his watch.

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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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