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
- 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.
- By refraining from criticizing other Democrats he appears more statesmanlike.
- 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.
- Yet, it appears that it is meticulously refraining from any extreme actions that could trigger a military showdown with the United States.
- 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.
- Some banks are also refraining from extending loans for fear that they could harm their capital adequacy ratios.
- It seems they are refraining from labeling the people they're looking at as suspects.
- So refraining from torture may not always make sense on a pragmatic basis.
- 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.
- I think refraining from showing the video is the right thing to do.
- 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.
- The serious complication of pneumothorax can be avoided by refraining from aiming the needle at an intercostal space.
- Which is why, Matthew, as you explained, the U.S. is refraining from entering any of those sites during this battle.
- One other way that the cost of living could be kept down is by Government refraining from increasing taxes of any kind.
- Certainly, refraining from food and drink from dawn to dusk is not easy.
- To avoid their after taste during dessert, we might have refrained from eating them had we noticed them sooner.
- 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.
- The public doesn't expect praise for refraining from pogroms, but nor does it expect ceaseless injunctions to abstain from them.
1estribillo masculineyou have to try harder, came the familiar refrain — me salió con el estribillo / la cantinela de siempre: tienes que esforzarme más
- For example, round is another word for a roundelay, which is a short simple song with a refrain.
- As she began to play the refrain, a voice began to caress her melody.
- The refrain goes, " living in the wild wild west".
- The plucked guitar finally overtakes the melodic refrain near the end of the piece, eventually wiping the beginning from memory.
- Here the beat is constantly fluttered and redrawn, but somehow held together by the nearly anthemic melodic refrain.
- The melodies meander but return to touchstone refrains, and the ever-present percussion drive them onward.
- Think of all the song lines, or at least refrains, we've all memorized.
- She sang a refrain; he sampled it electronically and ' sang ' it back using the keyboard.
- Look no further than the heartbreaking lyrics and painfully sad mourning orchestral refrains of ‘I Left You’.
- Mary J Blige has even changed the refrain of the song, and sings, ‘No more war.’
- Jeremy Soule provides the music with an occasional refrain from John Williams' classic soundtrack.
- And it gave Ice Cube a haunting refrain in one of his angriest and best tracks.
- 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.
- Most people will be familiar with the refrain of the song, ‘All I wanna do is have some fun.’
- I have certain musical refrains that I am purposefully repeating - in a different key, but still repeating.
- Songs and poems must be at least two pages long, not including repeating stanzas or refrains.
- 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 elegance, the sorrow, the cadences of the language there reminds one of Henryk Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 with its haunting refrains.
- 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 quatrain is followed by a couplet forming a refrain, also with four stresses.
- Then came the haunting solo violin refrain and all the children stopped sawing away - except one.
- 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 first song has the refrain, ‘Dark is life, is death,’ and ends with the macabre image of an ape howling in a graveyard.
- In these ten short verses, the refrain, ‘Do not fear,’ occurs three times.
- The fast sections are extremely delightful with slow sections having wonderful melodies and tender refrains.
- 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.
- Musical refrains differ by virtue of the score or the performer.
- Or will the parting strains of Robbie Burns' haunting refrain convince her to come back again soon?
- And off she went, singing a sad, sad refrain.
- There's a 1960s poem with the constant refrain of ' Tell me lies about Vietnam '.
- Song for the Others and Borderline positively sparkle with piano refrains from the top drawer.
- 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.
- 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.
- Above all, it faced the progressive movement of the civilisation of the book, enveloping discordance like the resolving refrain of a Beethoven sonata.
- The women sang the words, while the men sang the refrain.
- 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.
- As the refrain of the country song goes, ‘O Please, Dear God, Not Another One.’
- The refrain in this song is the line ‘I heard the voice of a porkchop say come unto me and rest.’
- 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.
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