Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To be discontented; complain.

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Usage examples "repine":

  1. I know that it is just, and I bow to my sentence; but can you blame me if I am restless and if I repine? - "Falkland, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. I make my moan of woes, whereat it boots not to repine." - "Tales from the Arabic Volume 3", John Payne.
  3. The duke sighed- perhaps he thought that it would be all the better if she had; but, fancying there was something, after all, slightly contemptuous in her manner, as though she thought it unmanly in him to repine about leaving her, he said no more. - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).