German translation of 'refrain'
Example Sentences Including 'refrain'
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They did, at least, have the good manners to refrain from comment until after the door had closed behind him.AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)
This became a constant refrain on her part when she was under stress due to her husband's ill health.Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)
It is a familiar refrain about privatised industries.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
A constant refrain of the book is how much the army has shrunk.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
And how his mother vainly repeats the same refrain, oblivious to their lack of interest.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is a common refrain - why spend money in space when we have problems here on Earth?Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It is a refrain she repeats often with absolute sincerity.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It's the same old refrain.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Such was the potency of his verses that they often became refrains at leftwing rallies.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The familiar refrain that school days are the happiest of your life is much disputed now but few doubt that the years spent at university are pivotal.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
This hunger is a constant refrain.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
This turns out to be a familiar refrain.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
A constant refrain of health tourists is that they have been driven to it.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Her constant editing refrain is'Does this feel right for now?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It was a familiar refrain.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The other constant refrain is a more general sense that no one seems to care any more.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It is a terrifying new twist on an old refrain.The Sun (2007)
It is an increasingly common refrain.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The myth about road tax is a common refrain.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This has proved a common refrain.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Another familiar refrain, equally as disingenuous, is the sound of jockeys distancing themselves from any prospect of becoming champion.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
A second idea is to refrain from negative comments about the offending person.Christianity Today (2000)
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'refrain' in Other Languages
British English: refrain VERB
to refrain from sth | to refrain from doing sth If you refrain from doing something, you deliberately do not do it.
She refrained from making any comment.
British English: refrain NOUN
A refrain is a short, simple part of a song, which is repeated many times.
...a refrain from an old song.
Translation of refrain from the Collins English to German Dictionary
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