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Used when showing self-control or resistance to something tempting. SlideHe had to refrain from eating another slice of cake.
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Expresses emotional restraint in sensitive or intense situations. SlideDespite her anger, she refrained from yelling.
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Often used in formal or polite requests asking someone not to do something. SlidePlease refrain from smoking in the building.