What does the word regain mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To recover.

Usage examples for regain

  1. But he had no leisure to regain the breath that had caught startled in his throat, before, from his left, he heard again the ominous note of warning, and felt his scalp creep with horror. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  2. This immense army could not regain its quarters before eight o'clock in the evening. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. It was not with the hope of dying young that she wished to go and face death daily, but in the earnest desire to escape from what she called her temptation, and to regain that peace of mind which had been hers for a long time and now was gone. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford