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repentance
used in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

26 uses
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Definition
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
  • No matter how many or how foul the sins if you only repent of them they will be forgiven you.
    Chapter 3 (75% in)
repent = to feel regret for having done something wrong and to resolve to be a better person in the future
  • If ever he was impelled to cast sin from him and to repent the impulse that moved him was the wish to be her knight.
    Chapter 3 (7% in)
  • A saint who has great power in heaven, remember: power to intercede for us in our grief; power to obtain whatever we pray for if it be for the good of our souls; power above all to obtain for us the grace to repent if we be in sin.
    Chapter 3 (14% in)
  • I pray to God through the merits of His zealous servant Francis Xavier, that such a soul may be led to sincere repentance and that the holy communion on saint Francis's day of this year may be a lasting covenant between God and that soul.
    Chapter 3 (20% in)
  • He had long been patient, pleading with the sinful soul, giving it time to repent, sparing it yet awhile.
    Chapter 3 (24% in)
  • But our earthly fire was created by God for the benefit of man, to maintain in him the spark of life and to help him in the useful arts, whereas the fire of hell is of another quality and was created by God to torture and punish the unrepentant sinner.
    Chapter 3 (44% in)
  • But they are helpless and hopeless: it is too late now for repentance.
    Chapter 3 (48% in)
  • Why did you not, even after you had fallen the first or the second or the third or the fourth or the hundredth time, repent of your evil ways and turn to God who only waited for your repentance to absolve you of your sins?
    Chapter 3 (50% in)
  • Why did you not, even after you had fallen the first or the second or the third or the fourth or the hundredth time, repent of your evil ways and turn to God who only waited for your repentance to absolve you of your sins?
    Chapter 3 (50% in)
  • Now the time for repentance has gone by.
    Chapter 3 (50% in)
  • Ah yes, he would still be spared; he would repent in his heart and be forgiven; and then those above, those in heaven, would see what he would do to make up for the past: a whole life, every hour of life.
    Chapter 3 (55% in)
  • They will repent indeed: and this is the second sting of the worm of conscience, a late and fruitless sorrow for sins committed.
    Chapter 3 (62% in)
  • They will behold their sins in all their foulness and repent but it will be too late and then they will bewail the good occasions which they neglected.
    Chapter 3 (63% in)
  • The conscience will say: You had time and opportunity to repent and would not.
    Chapter 3 (63% in)
  • You had the minister of God to preach to you, to call you back when you had strayed, to forgive you your sins, no matter how many, how abominable, if only you had confessed and repented.
    Chapter 3 (63% in)
  • And now, though you were to flood all hell with your tears if you could still weep, all that sea of repentance would not gain for you what a single tear of true repentance shed during your mortal life would have gained for you.
    Chapter 3 (64% in)
  • And now, though you were to flood all hell with your tears if you could still weep, all that sea of repentance would not gain for you what a single tear of true repentance shed during your mortal life would have gained for you.
    Chapter 3 (64% in)
  • You implore now a moment of earthly life wherein to repent: In vain.
    Chapter 3 (64% in)
  • I pray to God, and do you pray with me, that we may repent of our sins.
    Chapter 3 (75% in)
  • You repent of all those sins.
    Chapter 3 (97% in)
  • He named it with humility and shame and repented of it once more.
    Chapter 4 (25% in)
  • A restless feeling of guilt would always be present with him: he would confess and repent and be absolved, confess and repent again and be absolved again, fruitlessly.
    Chapter 4 (26% in)
  • A restless feeling of guilt would always be present with him: he would confess and repent and be absolved, confess and repent again and be absolved again, fruitlessly.
    Chapter 4 (26% in)
  • This means to leave church by back door of sin and re-enter through the skylight of repentance.
    Chapter 5 (94% in)
  • Cannot repent.
    Chapter 5 (94% in)
  • And could he repent?
    Chapter 5 (95% in)

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