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DuckDuckGo is a search engine that was founded in 2008 with a focus on protecting searchers’ privacy, notably showing all searchers the same search results and refraining from building profiles of its users.
Miss Manners congratulates you for refraining from using these weapons casually.
MISS MANNERS: SHUNNING, SHAMING AND ‘CANCEL CULTURE’JUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Its CEO Brian Armstrong recently came out publicly with a divisive memo calling employees to refrain from politics.
For two years, Murray was able to refrain from smoking, but when his business fell on hard times during the pandemic, he went back.
HOW THE PANDEMIC GOT PEOPLE SMOKING AGAINMELINDA FAKUADENOVEMBER 12, 2020VOX
The caveat here is if you or any member of your household is sick, this is probably a good time to refrain from any celebrations and just really stay in the house.
When the climate questions come Thursday evening, odds are both candidates will stick largely to their favored refrains.
Albinia, I have refrained from speech as long as possible; but this is really too much!
Out of deference to the Governor, the American soldiers had refrained from firing upon it.
Mazaroff refrained from following, saying that he would smoke a cigarette in the seclusion of the garden.
It occurred to the Colonel that her day was past, but he wisely refrained from giving the thought utterance.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH

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