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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

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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.
These ballads often had a chorus or refrain in which every one joined.
The post Councillors want Louroudjatis sign letter stating he refrains from duties appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Differences might well be soothed and subdued by feel-good refrains of unity in diversity, levelled playing fields, "we are one" statements, or other sorts of final reconciliations, in the name of a "better" future.
Global Banking News-April 30, 2015--Bank of Japan refrains from adding stimulus
Article 123 of the penal code states: "Any public employee who refrains from carrying out a court verdict is to be punished by imprisonment and suspension.
The United States said Wednesday that even if North Korea refrains from testing nuclear weapons as its leader Kim Jong Il signaled, it will not be sufficient to resume long-stalled multilateral aid-for-disarmament talks.
However, perseverance to the final paragraph of the chapter reveals the point: "The analogy with prop-words should not be sought in the refrains of ritual songs, in view of their origin and function but in lyric songs, where the refrain text usually contains words borrowed from everyday speech" (p.
The Central Election Commission, which is entitled to announce the results of the elections and this way to clarify the situation, refrains from tabulation of the results so far," the party said.
Hollander limits "purely musical" refrain to already senseless phrases of the "fa-la-la" variety, and Marianne Shapiro, in her excellent study of the sestina, considers "total recurrence" (10)--that is, repetition without any change in meaning--an impossibility for refrains that make actual "sense.