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, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , vol.1, New York Review of 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”, in The Obama 'Landslide' Impact[1]:
      Clark now sees an opportunity to help Republicans refind their soul and message.

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