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  • refrain — refrain, abstain, forbear are comparable when they mean to keep or withhold oneself voluntarily from something to which one is moved by desire or impulse. Refrain is especially suitable when the checking of a momentary inclination is implied… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Refrain — Re*frain , v. i. To keep one s self from action or interference; to hold aloof; to forbear; to abstain. [1913 Webster] Refrain from these men, and let them alone. Acts v. 38. [1913 Webster] They refrained therefrom [eating flesh] some time after …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refrain — 1. v.intr. (foll. by from) avoid doing (an action) (refrain from smoking). Derivatives: refrainment n. Etymology: ME f. OF refrener f. L refrenare (as RE , frenum bridle) 2. n. 1 a recurring phrase or number of lines, esp. at the ends of stanzas …   Useful english dictionary

  • FROM — prep. expressing separation or origin, followed by: 1 a person, place, time, etc., that is the starting point of motion or action, or of extent in place or time (rain comes from the clouds; repeated from mouth to mouth; dinner is served from 8;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • FROM THE DESTRUCTION TO ALEXANDER — the restoration ezra nehemiah The Restoration The destruction of the Temple constituted a double crisis. Not only were the people cast off the land but the Divine Presence departed from Jerusalem (Ezek. 10:19; 11:23). Once the city was bereft of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MODERN TIMES – FROM THE 1880S TO THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY — introduction effects of anti jewish discrimination in russia pogroms and mass emigration german jewry racism and antisemitism The Economic Crisis of the Early 1930s In Soviet Russia after 1917 new types of social organization contribution to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Science and mathematics from the Renaissance to Descartes — George Molland Early in the nineteenth century John Playfair wrote for the Encyclopaedia Britannica a long article entitled ‘Dissertation; exhibiting a General View of the Progress of Mathematics and Physical Science, since the Revival of Letters …   History of philosophy

  • cause of action — The fact or facts which give a person a right to judicial redress or relief against another. The legal effect of an occurrence in terms of redress to a party to the occurrence. A situation or state of facts which would entitle party to sustain… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cause of action — The fact or facts which give a person a right to judicial redress or relief against another. The legal effect of an occurrence in terms of redress to a party to the occurrence. A situation or state of facts which would entitle party to sustain… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Comprehensive Plan of Action — The Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA) is a program, adopted in June, 1989 at a conference in Geneva held by The Steering Committee of the International Conference on Indo Chinese Refugees, which was designed to deter and to stop the continuing… …   Wikipedia

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