refind

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From re- +‎ find.

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refind (third-person singular simple present refinds, present participle refinding, simple past and past participle refound)

  1. To find something again.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, vol. 1, New York Review Books 2001, p. 300:
      Cardan, in his fifth book of Wisdom, gives an instance in a smith of Milan, a fellow-citizen of his, one Galeus de Rubeis, that being commended for refinding of an instrument of Archimedes, for joy ran mad.
    • 2008 November 22, Brian A. Howey, “The Obama 'Landslide' Impact”:
      Clark now sees an opportunity to help Republicans refind their soul and message.

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