toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

refrain
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
avoid or resist doing something
  • "I thought I should refrain from writing them," he wrote to Martindale in 1955, "as my letter might make them to remind up the hard days in Omori, which, I am sure, they would like to forget."
    p. 358.1
refrain = avoid or resist (from a desire)
There are no more uses of "refrain" in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®