References in classic literature ?
Jarndyce, that the gentleman to whom, for the reasons I have mentioned, I refrain from making further allusion-- it is possible, Mr.
As the cry had accompanied all the events at the Glandier, I could not refrain from shuddering at the thought.
Well I know You hear, like a sweet refrain, Lullabies ever soft and low In the falling summer rain.
Already I was considered heterodox if not treasonable, and I was keenly alive to the danger of my position; nevertheless I could not at times refrain from bursting out into suspicious or half-seditious utterances, even among the highest Polygonal and Circular society.
More especially is this the case with those whose lines breathe sadness, where the refrain comes like a sigh at the end of a regret:
To refrain from intercepting an enemy whose banners are in perfect order, to refrain from attacking an army drawn up in calm and confident array:--this is the art of studying circumstances.
Indeed, few of ourselves could refrain from tears; although Rataziaev remarked (probably to encourage Gorshkov) that honour mattered nothing when one had nothing to eat, and that money was the chief thing in the world, and that for it alone ought God to be thanked.
But I refrain from mentioning Full many a deed I might relate For boasting is a kind of thing That I particularly hate.
Planchet had tasted of riches easily acquired, and was never afterwards likely to stop in his desires; but, as he had a good heart in spite of his covetousness, as he adored D'Artagnan, he could not refrain from making him a thousand recommendations, each more affectionate than the others.
Upon consulting his compass, Kennedy could not refrain from saying:
Prince Andrew felt as if the sound of the waves kept up a refrain to Pierre's words, whispering:
It was evident that he was being warned to refrain from desecrating this particular room.