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See also synonyms for: refrained / refraining
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We urge members of Congress to refrain from relying on this one-sided staff report to guide future legislation.
When she was reinstated in 2015, Dwyer-Jones was allowed to practice law so long as she refrained from drinking alcohol and using mood-altering drugs that were not prescribed to her, disciplinary records show.
MAINE HIRES LAWYERS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS TO DEFEND ITS POOREST RESIDENTSBY SAMANTHA HOGAN, THE MAINE MONITOR, WITH DATA ANALYSIS BY AGNEL PHILIPOCTOBER 6, 2020PROPUBLICA
In other words, we should refrain from undermining others’ dignity.
I’ve seen the refrain time and again in reviews of papers where my coauthors and I presented a method motivated by an application, and I’ve heard similar stories from countless others.
Those apps were able to refrain from allowing Amazon and Roku to sell their ad inventory because Amazon and Roku needed Hulu and CBS All Access on their platforms in order to sell their CTV devices.
Others faultily refrain altogether from renewing them in their social capacities.
As the husband's rights to such an estate have been abolished in many states, we refrain from adding more principles.
It is impossible to refrain from applauding the king for this manifestation of spirit and self-respect.
Queeker was gazing at one of the sketches with an aspect so haggard and savage that Mr Durant could not refrain from remarking it.
Lawrence and Dan could hardly refrain from shouting aloud; even Mr. Chittenden was surprised at the feeling Grace showed.

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