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Definition of "repining" [repining]

  • 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."