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repentance
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Wuthering Heights
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  • But the poor dame had reason to repent of her kindness: she and her husband both took the fever, and died within a few days of each other.
  • ’ "Isabella, let me in, or I’ll make you repent!" he "girned," as Joseph calls it.
  • I repented having tried this second entrance, and was almost inclined to slip away before he finished cursing, but ere I could execute that intention, he ordered me in, and shut and re-fastened the door.
  • Meantime, our young companion, who sat too removed from us to hear what was said, began to evince symptoms of uneasiness, probably repenting that he had denied himself the treat of Catherine’s society for fear of a little fatigue.
  • ’You should be friends with your cousin, Mr. Hareton,’ I interrupted, ’since she repents of her sauciness.
  • Well, never mind Mr. Green: as to repenting of my injustices, I’ve done no injustice, and I repent of nothing.
  • ’Accursed witch! this time she has provoked me when I could not bear it; and I’ll make her repent it for ever!’
  • ’Let your will be a while: you’ll be spared to repent of your many injustices yet!
  • Well, never mind Mr. Green: as to repenting of my injustices, I’ve done no injustice, and I repent of nothing.
  • Miss Cathy — conversant with no bad deeds except her own slight acts of disobedience, injustice, and passion, arising from hot temper and thoughtlessness, and repented of on the day they were committed — was amazed at the blackness of spirit that could brood on and cover revenge for years, and deliberately prosecute its plans without a visitation of remorse.
  • She threw at me a very naughty look, so naughty that I would not kiss her good-night at first: I covered her up, and shut her door, in great displeasure; but, repenting half-way, I returned softly, and lo! there was Miss standing at the table with a bit of blank paper before her and a pencil in her hand, which she guiltily slipped out of sight on my entrance.
  • CHAPTER XII WHILE Miss Linton moped about the park and garden, always silent, and almost always in tears; and her brother shut himself up among books that he never opened — wearying, I guessed, with a continual vague expectation that Catherine, repenting her conduct, would come of her own accord to ask pardon, and seek a reconciliation — and SHE fasted pertinaciously, under the idea, probably, that at every meal Edgar was ready to choke for her absence, and pride alone held him fromů
  • And believe that your kindness has made me love you deeper than if I deserved your love: and though I couldn’t, and cannot help showing my nature to you, I regret it and repent it; and shall regret and repent it till I die!"
  • And believe that your kindness has made me love you deeper than if I deserved your love: and though I couldn’t, and cannot help showing my nature to you, I regret it and repent it; and shall regret and repent it till I die!"

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  • Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.
  • And wet his grave with my repentant tears-
    William Shakespeare  --  King Richard III

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