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refrain
used in
Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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refrain
Used in
Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • It was as difficult to stop his relentless pacing as to refrain from shouting.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Just now!' said Many, who was refraining from yelling with enormous difficulty.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Aaargh, the good die young," muttered Hagrid, slumping low onto the table, a little cross-eyed, while Slughorn continued to war-ble the refrain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Yes, Harry, you can love," said Dumbledore, who looked as though he knew perfectly well what Harry had just refrained from saying.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Harry resisted the temptation to laugh, remembering that Ron had refrained from doing so after Malfoy had broken Harry's nose; Hermione, however, looked cold and distant all the way down to the stadium through the cool, misty drizzle, and departed to find a place in the stands without wishing Ron good luck.  (not reviewed by editor)

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