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 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”[1], The Obama 'Landslide' Impact:
      Clark now sees an opportunity to help Republicans refind their soul and message.

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