Third-person singular simple present indicative form of refrain.(verb)
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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."