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Definition of "refrains" [refrains]

  • Plural form of refrain. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of refrain. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "refrains" in a sentence
  • "As Israel refrains from a settlement freeze that would keep peace talks afloat, the international community is of the consensus that Israel's inaction demonstrates that it does not want peace."
  • "I'm sure others will correct me, but finding an "explanation" for many sayings and refrains is an exercise fraught with difficulty - imagine, for instance, trying to explain "See you later, alligator"; "In a while, crocodile" ..."
  • "Even the 'common stock' of refrains is different, the only exceptions being that of kataŋ Buddhassa sāsanaŋ, tisso vijjā anuppattā, and n'atthi 'dāni punabbhavo."