The act of fretting or feeling discontent or of murmuring.(noun)
Present participle of repine.(verb)
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Use "repining" in a sentence
"God willing I will check this vain repining, "– she said, while the tears coursed one another down her cheeks in spite of her efforts; but she wiped them away, and resolutely shaking back her head, continued," I will exert myself and look out for a small house commodiously situated in some populous but healthy district, where we will take a few young ladies to board and educate – if we can get them – and as many day-pupils as will come, or as we can manage to instruct."
"Dame Mary Page was buried in 1728 under a massive marble chest, with a long and excruciating inscription recording her last illness: "In 67 months she was tapp'd 60 times, had taken away 240 gallons of water, without ever repining at her case or ever fearing the operation.""
"When the mess becomes too much to tolerate for the repining Olivier and he bursts with frustration, veteran thespian Sybil Thorndike Judi Dench pops up like a daisy through mud to defend the woman with whom many have come to sympathize."