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refrain
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

8 uses
  • —Do not open your mouth; refrain from speaking to me rather, if it be only to tell me that you hate me.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (30% in)
  • The curfew of the cloister sounded at the moment when Master Jacques was repeating to his companion in low tones, his eternal refrain, "He is mad!"
    1.5.1 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 1 — Abbas Beati Martini (95% in)
  • And the two scholars, Jehan du Moulin, and Robin Poussepain, sang at the top of their lungs, the ancient refrain,— "~Une hart Pour le pendard!
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (60% in)
  • He heard them singing at the top of their lungs the ancient refrain,— ~Les enfants des Petits-Carreaux Se font pendre cornme des veaux~*.
    2.7.6 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 6 — The Effect Which Seven Oaths.... (98% in)
  • "Silence for the rondo, and attention to the refrain,— "~Quand les rats mangeront les cas, Le roi sera seigneur d'Arras; Quand la mer, qui est grande et le(e Sera a la Saint-Jean gele(e, On verra, par-dessus la glace, Sortir ceux d'Arras de leur place~*."
    2.7.7 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 7 — The Mysterious Monk (32% in)
  • He could not refrain from taking the money and pressing the hand.
    2.7.7 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 7 — The Mysterious Monk (80% in)
  • He could not refrain from shaking his head sadly.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (43% in)
  • The king could not refrain from saying: "Good!" he went on,— "Are they armed?"
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (48% in)

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