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refrain
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
avoid or resist doing something
  • If the remainder of the school year were as fraught with drama as the first day, perhaps it would be mildly entertaining, but the prospect of spending nine months refraining from reading and writing made me think of running away.
    p. 37.9
refraining = staying away
There are no more uses of "refrain" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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