Madame could not believe her senses; but either from shock or unusually profound discretion, she refrained
from an expression of her sentiments, and Truscott continued his calm explanation.
Another thing she had done- she had most carefully refrained
from saying one word to her mother as to the cause of her separation from her husband.
So I looked at him, which I had refrained
from doing, to see whether his face confirmed that idea.