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refrain
used in Frankenstein

4 uses
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Definition
avoid or resist doing something
  • During her illness many arguments had been urged to persuade my mother to refrain from attending upon her.
    Chapter 3 (5% in)
refrain = resist
  • As the circumstances of his marriage illustrate his character, I cannot refrain from relating them.
    Chapter 1 (6% in)
  • refrain = avoid
  • "No one could love a child more than I loved your brother"—tears came into his eyes as he spoke—"but is it not a duty to the survivors that we should refrain from augmenting their unhappiness by an appearance of immoderate grief?"
    Chapter 9 (15% in)
  • refrain = avoid or resist
  • I could have torn him limb from limb, as the lion rends the antelope. But my heart sank within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained.
    Chapter 15 (99% in)
refrained = resisted
There are no more uses of "refrain" in Frankenstein.

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