In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1abstenerseto refrain from sth/-ing — abstenerse de algo/+ inf
- I refrained from criticizing him — me abstuve de criticarlo
- I tried to refrain from laughing — traté de contener la risa
- kindly refrain from smoking — se ruega no fumar
- The public doesn't expect praise for refraining from pogroms, but nor does it expect ceaseless injunctions to abstain from them.
- Of them all, Sainte-Beuve alone refrained from hurting me with foolish words.
- Since smokers appear to be unable to act in a socially responsible way by voluntarily refraining from smoking in public, it seems there must be a law.
- To avoid their after taste during dessert, we might have refrained from eating them had we noticed them sooner.
- So refraining from torture may not always make sense on a pragmatic basis.
- One other way that the cost of living could be kept down is by Government refraining from increasing taxes of any kind.
- Which is why, Matthew, as you explained, the U.S. is refraining from entering any of those sites during this battle.
- Some banks are also refraining from extending loans for fear that they could harm their capital adequacy ratios.
- Great people, companies and institutions didn't get where they are by selling themselves short or refraining from trying something different.
- I stood motionless next to the roll of bread, refraining from moving too soon, for fear of being discovered.
- Yet, it appears that it is meticulously refraining from any extreme actions that could trigger a military showdown with the United States.
- The serious complication of pneumothorax can be avoided by refraining from aiming the needle at an intercostal space.
- Certainly, refraining from food and drink from dawn to dusk is not easy.
- It seems they are refraining from labeling the people they're looking at as suspects.
- Among the six steps the media industry groups said the government could take was refraining from any action that may threaten freedom of expression or freedom of the press.
- Already jittery on energy drink and party pills, they are sensibly refraining from drinking alcohol to ensure that they will be vertical for the big final act.
- By refraining from criticizing other Democrats he appears more statesmanlike.
- I think refraining from showing the video is the right thing to do.
- I explained that it was for my swollen hand, politely refraining from mentioning that it was their fellow nurses who had necessitated the elusive pillow.
- I immediately warmed to him, and told him my tale of woe, refraining from going into too much detail and being careful not to bring Captain Haddock into it.
1estribillo masculineyou have to try harder, came the familiar refrain — me salió con el estribillo / la cantinela de siempre: tienes que esforzarme más
- Mary J Blige has even changed the refrain of the song, and sings, ‘No more war.’
- She sang a refrain; he sampled it electronically and ' sang ' it back using the keyboard.
- These all seem to derive from the Folio text, but some may supplement it by accurately recording where breaks came between verses and refrains.
- The first song has the refrain, ‘Dark is life, is death,’ and ends with the macabre image of an ape howling in a graveyard.
- Most people will be familiar with the refrain of the song, ‘All I wanna do is have some fun.’
- It's got a solid bass riff, punchy drums and ear-catching sampled refrains, but could use either a melody or some rapping out front to give it focus.
- Song for the Others and Borderline positively sparkle with piano refrains from the top drawer.
- The elegance, the sorrow, the cadences of the language there reminds one of Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 with its haunting refrains.
- The arrangements are intelligent without being fussy: tuneful refrains for cello and woodwind, beguiling motifs for piano and vibes, emotional guitar and restrained drums.
- The end result being that this carefully meditated montage of menacing reverb, clanking percussion and tender piano refrains establishes clear themes of late night melancholic reflection.
- Even Isaiah turns preacher in our text with a sermonic refrain repeated in verses 21 and 28.
- Jeremy Soule provides the music with an occasional refrain from John Williams' classic soundtrack.
- Look no further than the heartbreaking lyrics and painfully sad mourning orchestral refrains of ‘I Left You’.
- Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that it is boring; I must, however, warn you that the melodic refrain is so soothing that, at times, you may find yourself being lulled to sleep.
- Musical refrains differ by virtue of the score or the performer.
- Here the beat is constantly fluttered and redrawn, but somehow held together by the nearly anthemic melodic refrain.
- And it gave Ice Cube a haunting refrain in one of his angriest and best tracks.
- At one point he then took out the aforementioned trumpet and played it with Satchmo-like raunch, singing the refrain in between the lines of melody.
- Songs and poems must be at least two pages long, not including repeating stanzas or refrains.
- For example, round is another word for a roundelay, which is a short simple song with a refrain.
- To show this really was meant as a band effort, we then get a jaunt through Honest Plain John's ‘Psycho Girl’ with it's jangly guitar refrain and hypnotic chorus.
- The melodies meander but return to touchstone refrains, and the ever-present percussion drive them onward.
- The fast sections are extremely delightful with slow sections having wonderful melodies and tender refrains.
- As the refrain of the country song goes, ‘O Please, Dear God, Not Another One.’
- The quatrain is followed by a couplet forming a refrain, also with four stresses.
- The plucked guitar finally overtakes the melodic refrain near the end of the piece, eventually wiping the beginning from memory.
- Above all, it faced the progressive movement of the civilisation of the book, enveloping discordance like the resolving refrain of a Beethoven sonata.
- Or will the parting strains of Robbie Burns' haunting refrain convince her to come back again soon?
- There's a 1960s poem with the constant refrain of ' Tell me lies about Vietnam '.
- The refrain in this song is the line ‘I heard the voice of a porkchop say come unto me and rest.’
- In these ten short verses, the refrain, ‘Do not fear,’ occurs three times.
- The women sang the words, while the men sang the refrain.
- Think of all the song lines, or at least refrains, we've all memorized.
- Then came the haunting solo violin refrain and all the children stopped sawing away - except one.
- I have certain musical refrains that I am purposefully repeating - in a different key, but still repeating.
- And off she went, singing a sad, sad refrain.
- As she began to play the refrain, a voice began to caress her melody.
- The refrain goes, " living in the wild wild west".
- With no distractions other than a few lilting refrains from the skilled guitar of Andrew Pendlebury, the audience needs chemistry between the performers to hold their attention.
- The guitars grow increasingly reckless and discordant to match the rising edge in Lee Ranaldo's voice before bursting into an anthemic refrain bordering on anarchy.
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