verb (used without object), re·pined, re·pin·ing.
- repetitive strain disorder,
- repetitive strain injury,
- repetitive stress injury,
Origin of repine
Examples from the Web for repine
But Heaven thought proper to take him to itself, and we must not repine.American Prisoners of the Revolution|Danske Dandridge
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)|Timothy East
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|John Dennis
"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.