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refrain
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • I couldn’t refrain from sounding Peter out on the subject, and he instantly replied that Dussel had been lying.
  • My ears were humming with the following refrain: snap the end, strip the pod, pull the string, pod in the pan, snap the end, strip the pod, pull the string, pod in the pan, etc., etc.

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  • Then I talk back and start contradicting everyone until the old familiar Anne refrain inevitably crops up again: "No one understands me!" This phrase is part of me, and as unlikely as it may seem, there’s a kernel of truth in it.

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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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