Definition of Repine

1. Verb. Express discontent.

Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off



Definition of Repine

1. v. i. To fail; to wane.

2. n. Vexation; mortification.

Definition of Repine

1. Verb. (intransitive now literary) To regret; to complain. (defdate 15?? C.–present) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repine

1. to express discontent [v -PINED, -PINING, -PINES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Repine

rephrase
rephrased
rephrases
rephrasing
rephrasings
repicture
repictured
repictures
repicturing
repigment
repigmentation
repigmented
repigmenting
repigments
repin
repine (current term)
repined
repiner
repiners
repines
repining
repiningly
repinings
repinned
repinning
repins
repique
repiqued
repiques
repiquing

Literary usage of Repine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The token and Atlantic souvenir: a Christmas and New Year's present by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1841)
""Mine could but be a happy lot, Whilst thou, sweet creature! graced my cot; How could I murmur or repine, Whilst those dear eyes beamed love on mine ? ..."

2. The Novelist's Magazine (1782)
"... of their new governor's genius, according to which they rr- joice or repine at his arrival. ... men mould repine or not repine. ..."

3. Vision: A Magazine for Youth (1893)
"Find another one more true; Don't repine. Friendship true will drive away Sorrow ... Enemies may block the way ; Don't repine. You will conquer in the fray; ..."

4. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1917)
"Why, why repine, my pensive friend, At pleasures slipt away? Some the stern Fates will never lend, ..."

5. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"... for-;all the time out of sight—he is proceeding', ward to repine at their superiority in worldly if the comparison may be allowed, like Ilie advantages. ..."

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