Repine vs Grieve - What's the difference?

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Repine is a related term of grieve.


As a verb repine

is .

As an adjective grieve is

.

repine

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Verb

(en-verb)
  • *, II.3.6:
  • But many times we complain, repine , and mutter without a cause, we give way to passions we may resist and will not.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • What if the head, the eye, or ear repined / To serve mere engines to the ruling mind?
  • * 1958 , John W. Peterson, Night of Miracles :
  • no more need men on earth repine
  • * 1988 , (Anthony Burgess), Any Old Iron :
  • Beatrix invited me no more to tea but I did not greatly repine .
  • To fail; to wane.
  • * Spenser
  • Repining courage yields no foot to foe.

    References

    * “ †re?pine, n.'']” listed in the '' [2nd ed., 1989 * “ repine, v.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989 * “ repine, n.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [3rd ed., December 2009 * “ repine, v.'']” listed in the ''Oxford English Dictionary [3rd ed., December 2009

    grieve

    English

    Etymology 1

    From the conjugated forms of (etyl) .

    Verb

    (griev)
  • To cause sorrow or distress to.
  • * Bible, Eph. iv. 30
  • Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God.
  • * Cowper
  • The maidens grieved themselves at my concern.
  • To feel very sad about; to mourn; to sorrow for.
  • to grieve one's fate
  • 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:
  • 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.
    Derived terms
    * grieved * griever * grievingly

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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 .
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    Anagrams

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