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refrain from

See definition of refrain from on Dictionary.com
  • as inbeware
  • as incut out
  • as indiscontinue
  • as inspare
  • as inwaive

synonyms for refrain from

  • heed
  • take care
  • attend
  • avoid
  • mind
  • notice
  • shun
  • be cautious
  • be wary
  • guard against
  • keep eyes open
  • keep on one's toes
  • keep one's distance
  • look out
  • mind p's and q's
  • steer clear of
  • take heed
  • walk on eggs
  • watch one's step
  • watch out

antonyms for refrain from

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  • disregard
  • face
  • ignore
  • meet
  • neglect
  • court
  • invite
  • risk
  • take on
  • begin
  • complete
  • continue
  • go
  • initiate
  • start
  • bear
  • commence
  • connect
  • create
  • give birth
  • join
  • restart
  • unite
  • carry on
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    How to use refrain from in a sentence

    Others faultily refrain altogether from renewing them in their social capacities.
    THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
    As the husband's rights to such an estate have been abolished in many states, we refrain from adding more principles.
    PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
    It is impossible to refrain from applauding the king for this manifestation of spirit and self-respect.
    MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
    Queeker was gazing at one of the sketches with an aspect so haggard and savage that Mr Durant could not refrain from remarking it.
    THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
    Lawrence and Dan could hardly refrain from shouting aloud; even Mr. Chittenden was surprised at the feeling Grace showed.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    The clear notes of the refrain, struck regularly with the sound of a fairy bell, had begun to help and soothe her.
    THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
    The world was strung with them like a harp, and upon them the wind played a monotonous refrain.
    THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
    We cannot confine the first refrain to one line only, as there is no stop at the end of l. 14.
    CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
    The refrain is, "Holy cup, overflowing, pour out in plenty the enthusiasms and the energy of the strong."
    FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
    Moreover, each stanza ends with the same line, recurring as a refrain.
    CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
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    WORDS RELATED TO REFRAIN FROM

    • attend
    • avoid
    • be cautious
    • be wary
    • guard against
    • heed
    • keep eyes open
    • keep on one's toes
    • keep one's distance
    • look out
    • mind
    • mind p's and q's
    • notice
    • refrain from
    • shun
    • steer clear of
    • take care
    • take heed
    • walk on eggs
    • watch one's step
    • watch out
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