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Regain meaning

regain - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has escaped or been lost; to reach again.
  2. 2. Get back; as, to regain lost health; reach again; as, they at last regained the shore.
  3. 3. To gain back; recover.

regain - examples of usage

  1. Seeing this, I jumped down, intending to drive her away, but scarcely had I reached the ground when she made so savage a rush at me that I was glad to regain my former position. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. The boys' father suggested, as an objection to an immediate wedding, that since the General was just half his usual size, it would be better to wait until he should regain his former proportions, so that all of him might be married; but the General would not accept the proposition for delay, and Cousin Belle finally consented to be married at once. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  3. The one, is still " a thing of hope and change;" and would eagerly avail himself of every means afforded him to regain the position he had lost; the other, true to his " order," will " die game." - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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