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refrain
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Gone with the Wind
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refrain
Used in
Gone with the Wind
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  • Then, "The Yankees are coming!" began to beat its refrain in her mind again.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had been curious about this for so long that she could not refrain from asking the point-blank question.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Scarlett and Melanie thought of this, but bred to politeness to their elders, refrained from remarking on the matter.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Everyone knew that her swoons were generally mere ladylike pretenses but they loved her enough to refrain from saying so.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And you, Madam, will kindly refrain from undoing my work behind my back and foreclosing mortgages on any of the people I'm courting or selling them rotten lumber or in other ways insulting them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And when Scarlett discovered him jumping fences after his solemn promise to his wife, or learned the exact amount of his losses at poker, as she always did from County gossip, she refrained from mentioning the fact at the supper table in the artfully artless manner Suellen had.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She remembered the hot sun, the soft red earth under her sick head, the niggery smell of the cabin behind the ruins of Twelve Oaks, remembered the refrain her heart had beaten: "I'll never be hungry again.  (not reviewed by editor)

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