refrain


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Synonyms for refrain

Synonyms for refrain

to hold oneself back

Synonyms for refrain

the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers

choose not to consume

References in classic literature ?
In another place the refrain urges and importunes; it is time for flight:
Already I was considered heterodox if not treasonable, and I was keenly alive to the danger of my position; nevertheless I could not at times refrain from bursting out into suspicious or half-seditious utterances, even among the highest Polygonal and Circular society.
Well I know You hear, like a sweet refrain, Lullabies ever soft and low In the falling summer rain.
Within lie snoods that bound her hair, Slippers that have danced their last, Faded flowers laid by with care, Fans whose airy toils are past, Gay valentines, all ardent flames, Trifles that have borne their part In girlish hopes and fears and shames, The record of a maiden heart Now learning fairer, truer spells, Hearing, like a blithe refrain, The silver sound of bridal bells In the falling summer rain.
The doctor could not refrain from frequently pressing his hand when he saw his worthy servant more considerate of his master's safety than of his own, and, in relation to the sinking of the island of the Biddiomahs, he explained to him the frequency of this phenomenon upon Lake Tchad.
For a moment every eye was bent upon the noonday sun, and then in unison the people in the galleries and those in the court below took up the refrain of a low, weird chant.
In his account of the singular and interesting people among whom he was thrown, it will be observed that he chiefly treats of their more obvious peculiarities; and, in describing their customs, refrains in most cases from entering into explanations concerning their origin and purposes.
LAHORE -- Imam-e-Kaaba Dr Saleh Bin Mohammad Aal-e-Talib said on Friday that Muslims should refrain from pointing out things in others without proper evidence.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday directed the local media to refrain from promoting and showing celebrations of Valentine's Dayas per an order of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Summary: Reliance Jio advised people to refrain from dealing with any such apps
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan recommended the citizens of Uzbekistan to refrain from traveling to Kazakhstan by road due to severe frosts.
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has called on citizens to refrain from using cryptocurrencies, the Economy Ministry said in a message Jan.
Summary: New Delhi (Gujarat) [India], December 8 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday instructed all its spokespersons to refrain from commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi or his public addresses.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said on Sunday Malacaang would refrain from making comments on the latest developments in the main battle area of Marawi City so the operations would not be jeopardized.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that rulers will not refrain from influencing JIT and hampering inquiry process despite Supreme Court severe reprimand.