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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.

Its CEO Brian Armstrong recently came out publicly with a divisive memo calling employees to refrain from politics.

From Fortune

For two years, Murray was able to refrain from smoking, but when his business fell on hard times during the pandemic, he went back.

From Vox

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.

The researchers deliberately refrained from defining “moral” and “immoral” for study participants.

Fearing another backlash, however, the government has refrained from doing so.

He later reported that he “from decency, refrained from asking her about Tupac.”

He's also never refrained from jumping into serious political issues facing the community nationally.

Politico at least has refrained from giving us a headline praising Ryan today.

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.

I refrained from mentioning the tragedy of yesterday and the sun was noon-high before he brought the matter up.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to refrained, such as: abstain, halt, renounce, avoid, forgo, and resist.

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