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repine

Syllabification: re·pine
Pronunciation: /rəˈpīn
 
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Definition of repine in English:

verb

[no object] literary
Feel or express discontent; fret: you mustn’t let yourself repine
More example sentences
  • The Soviet government did not waste time repining over Daoud.
  • The objective may seem to some an unworthy one but it takes account of the realities without repining uselessly over them.
  • Then he is envious, covetous, jealous and mistrustful, timorous, sordid, outwardly dissembling, sluggish, suspicious, stubborn, a condemner of women, a close liar, malicious, murmuring, never contented, ever repining.

Origin

early 16th century: from re- 'again' + the verb pine2, on the pattern of repent.

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