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 repining
If any sowing has gone wrong, do not waste time by repining over it, but sow again.
Had the governing classes not forced those accomplishments on them in 1872—But there is no use in repining.
All else might be dumb; but that living stream, rushing through its rocky bed, stilled not its repining music.Godolphin, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I knew it was a blessing in disguise—one hearty boy well provided for—but I was too full of repining to see it then.Friends I Have Made|George Manville Fenn
With naturally happening difficulties they were accustomed to combat without fear or repining.The Dusantes|Frank R. Stockton
Word Origin for repine
"to be fretfully discontented," mid-15c., probably from re-, here likely an intensive prefix, + pine (v.) "yearn." Related: Repined; repining.