Jun 202012
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These are heavy misfortunes, but the wife of Mr. Darcy must have such extraordinary sources of happiness necessarily attached to her situation that she could, upon the whole, have no cause to repine.
Word: repine
Verb: Feel or express discontent; fret.
Synonyms: complain – grumble – murmur

I am not sure ‘repine’ gets used very much anymore. When I Googled it “-definition” I only found it as a person’s last name. (Hope they are not complainers.) I did find this old poem by poet Anne Bradstreet,

Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th 1666
And when I could no longer look,
I blest His grace that gave and took,
That laid my goods now in the dust.
Yea, so it was, and so ’twas just.
It was his own; it was not mine.
Far be it that I should repine.

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