verb (used without object), re·pined, re·pin·ing.
Origin of repine
Examples from the Web for repine
Historical Examples of repine
But Heaven thought proper to take him to itself, and we must not repine.American Prisoners of the Revolution
He is happy, because a glorified spirit; and though I cannot help mourning over my loss, yet I dare not repine.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. I (of 2)
But this change lies in the way of God's strong purpose, and it is assumed that Moses will neither rebel nor repine.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers
Robert A. Watson
A good-humoured, care-defying man, he enjoyed life in an easy way, and was not disposed to repine when his road lay down the hill.The Age of Pope
"We must not repine," he wrote to his wife on the 12th of October, the day after Hood sailed for England.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)
A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Word Origin for repine
"to be fretfully discontented," mid-15c., probably from re-, here likely an intensive prefix, + pine (v.) "yearn." Related: Repined; repining.