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refraining (from)

verb
present participle of refrain (from)

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to resist the temptation of
  • couldn't refrain from ruffling her nephew's neatly combed hair whenever she saw him

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“Refraining (from).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/refraining%20%28from%29. Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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