Repine vs Grieve - What's the difference?
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Repine is a related term of grieve.
As a verb repine
As an adjective grieve is
* Alexander Pope
- But many times we complain, repine , and mutter without a cause, we give way to passions we may resist and will not.
* 1958 , John W. Peterson, Night of Miracles :
- What if the head, the eye, or ear repined / To serve mere engines to the ruling mind?
* 1988 , (Anthony Burgess), Any Old Iron :
- no more need men on earth repine
To fail; to wane.
- Beatrix invited me no more to tea but I did not greatly repine .
- Repining courage yields no foot to foe.
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From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .
To cause sorrow or distress to.
* Bible, Eph. iv. 30
- Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
- The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
To experience grief.
(archaic) To harm.
To submit or file a grievance.
* 2009 D'Amico, Rob , Editor, Texas Teacher , published by Texas AFT (affiliate of American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO); "Austin classified employees gain due process rights", April 2009, p14:
- to grieve one's fate
- Even if the executive director rules against the employee on appeal, the employee can still grieve the termination to the superintendent followed by an appeal to the [...] Board of Trustees.
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) A governor of a town or province.
(chiefly, Scotland) A manager or steward, e.g. of a farm.
* Sir Walter Scott
- Their children were horsewhipped by the grieve .