from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of refraining; abstinence; forbearance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Act of refraining.
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- noun The act of
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The story in it is played out by due degrees, and there may be just as much deliberation, refrainment, suspension, as in a story told scenically upon the stage.
-- Perhaps even that would not have intrigued her essentially barbaric interest as much as it did had it not been for his amazing attitude of, well, let's say, "refrainment."