repine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v repine express discontent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Repine To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to murmur. "But Lachesis thereat gan to repine .""What if the head, the eye, or ear repined To serve mere engines to the ruling mind?"
    • Repine To fail; to wane. "Reppening courage yields no foot to foe."
    • n Repine Vexation; mortification. "I must own that I felt rather vexation and chagrin than hope and satisfaction.""Hear me, and touch Belinda with chagrin ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • repine To be fretfully discontented; be unhappy and indulge in complaint; murmur: often with at or against.
    • repine To fail; give way.
    • n repine A repining.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Repine rē-pīn′ to fret one's self (with at or against): to feel discontent: to murmur: to envy
    • n Repine (Shak.) a repining
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + pine, to languish

Usage

In literature:

This was so generally felt that the repining died away.
"Lord George Bentinck A Political Biography" by Benjamin Disraeli
Idleness gives time for repinings.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Were punished by the silentness of thine, And yet I did not venture to repine.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4" by Lord Byron
He looked thin and haggard, talked incoherently, gave way to bitter repinings and despondency.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
And what if earthly love seems so delicious that all change in it would seem a change for the worse, shall we repine?
"Out of the Deep Words for the Sorrowful" by Charles Kingsley
But no need of repining, and time is money, especially in such a case.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
Whatever repining Miss Mayhew indulged was secret, or confided solely to Mrs. Elmore.
"A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories" by William D. Howells
We only repine at the prodigality of the harvest when we forget the long process of culture by which it was produced.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
I tried to check all selfish, repining feelings.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
And may they who thereat repine, On brown bread and on small beer dine.
"In The Yule-Log Glow--Book 3" by Various
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In poetry:

She is not dead, she's shining
In robes of spotless white;
Why then are we repining?
God's ways are always right.
"On The Death Of Miss Eleanora Henderson" by David John Scott
For your bairnies cease repining;
If in life, ye'll see them soon.'--
Aff he flew; and brightly shining
Through the dark clouds brak the moon.
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Girl To A Soldier On Leave
Love! You love me — your eyes
Have looked through death at mine.
You have tempted a grave too much
I let you — I repine.
"Girl To A Soldier On leave" by Isaac Rosenberg
Yet let him keep the rest,
But keep them with repining restlesnesse;
Let him be rich and wearie, that at least,
If goodnesse leade him not, yet wearinesse
May tosse him to my breast.
"The Pulley" by George Herbert
Weel, Nelly, my woman, it's e'en as ye say,
Like a ghaist I gae wan'erin' aboot a' the day,
At nicht, tho' sair wearit, my sleep I aft tine,
He is lost! O he's lost! an' I mourn an' repine.
"Neebour Johnnie's Complaint" by Janet Hamilton
There is no soul of anguish or repining,
That doubts and trembles in the shades of gloom,
But love can lead where softest suns are shining
And fill his days with beauty and its bloom.
Live life with love!
"Live Life With Love" by Freeman Edwin Miller

In news:

Las Vegas Market's First Look: Ready Your Repin Tauted Faves.
LAS VEGAS—More than 600 followers shared their "likes" and "repins" of debuting products at the recent Las Vegas Summer Market.
ALWAN REPIN LLC, UAE is all set for next year's Arabplast 2013 Exhibition in Dubai.
Create your own "Beach Body Inspiraton" board and repin at least three of our pins and pin one item from Everything But Water.com.
From sling backs and peep toes, to wedges and stilettos, we're swooning with excitement over all the designer booties we'd like to repin onto our fashion board Image via Marilyn Emma (Pinterest).
Find out who is clicking and repinning your images and track the results.
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In science:

It then accelerates off the pinning site, before spiralling into the new pinning site if and when it repins.
Gravitational-wave bursts and stochastic background from superfluid vortex avalanches during pulsar glitches
The vortex unpins at ˜t = 1 and repins at ˜t = 2 [bracketed by the vertical spikes in h× (t)].
Gravitational-wave bursts and stochastic background from superfluid vortex avalanches during pulsar glitches
The radial distance travelled by each vortex between unpinning and repinning is denoted by ∆˜r = ∆r/Rs (dimensionless).
Gravitational-wave bursts and stochastic background from superfluid vortex avalanches during pulsar glitches
In this section, we evaluate h× (t) for a single vortex as it unpins, moves, and repins. [The results for h+ (t) are similar.] We investigate the effect on the wave form of changing ω , R0 , ∆r , and d(t).
Gravitational-wave bursts and stochastic background from superfluid vortex avalanches during pulsar glitches
The graphs extend one time unit beyond when the vortex repins.
Gravitational-wave bursts and stochastic background from superfluid vortex avalanches during pulsar glitches
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