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Sample sentences for the GRE study word refrain

refrain can be used as a verb
refrain can be used as a noun

1.Rang the refrain along the hall, the prison. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.I hear the Coptic refrain toward sundown, pensively falling on th. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.Nay, ask me if I can refrain from lov. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.I warn you to refrain from provoking me, or I'll ask your abduction as a special favou. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.The Bishop could not refrain from murmuring-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.He could not refrain from clapping his hands. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.It is not as easy for other types to forgive they often refrain from attempting a reconciliation. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
8.She could not refrain from weeping at these words. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.As the circumstances of his marriage illustrate his character, I cannot refrain from relating them. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
10.And for thy subtler sense subtler refrains dread Mother. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
11."It will be put to you, gentlemen, when the counsel on the other side refrains from mere interruption and confines himself to reply, that my unfortunate client has no action--no remedy at law--because there were no spoken words of endearment. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
12.And she hummed scraps of vaudevilles, as though she had been alone, frolicsome refrains which her hoarse and guttural voice rendered lugubrious. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13.Does the reader wish to know where the majority of the songs of the galleys, those refrains called in the special vocabulary lirlonfa, have had their birt. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
14.No one refrains from cooking food because there are beggars to ask for it, or from sowing seed because there are deer to destroy the corn when it is grown up. - from The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana

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