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intr.v. re·pined, re·pin·ing, re·pines
1. To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret.
2. To yearn after something: Immigrants who repined for their homeland.

[Middle English repinen, to be aggrieved : re-, re- + pinen, to yearn; see pine2.]

re·pin′er n.
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a person who repines
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What the repiners are truly nostalgic for, it seems, is the traditional style of oral narrative performance, the style in which a narrator and an audience share an interactive space while the narrator personally conveys to the audience a story that is often intertwined with familiar places, the style which lends itself to local yarns, ghost stories, and accounts of personal experiences that occurred where the narrative is delivered.