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used in Frankenstein

4 uses
  • But my heart sank within me as with bitter sickness, and I refrained.
    Chapter 15 (99% in)
  • As the circumstances of his marriage illustrate his character, I cannot refrain from relating them.
    Chapter 1 (6% in)
  • During her illness many arguments had been urged to persuade my mother to refrain from attending upon her.
    Chapter 3 (5% in)
  • 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)

There are no more uses of "refrain" in Frankenstein.

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