"And let me have none of your tricks here," said Mr. Trabb, "or you shall repent it, you young scoundrel, the longest day you have to live."
I am glad to believe you have repented and recovered yourself.
Chapter XXVIII It was clear that I must repair to our town next day, and in the first flow of my repentance, it was equally clear that I must stay at Joe’s.
I detested the chambers beyond expression at that period of repentance, and could not endure the sight of the Avenger’s livery; which had a more expensive and a less remunerative appearance then than at any other time in the four-and-twenty hours.
But that man said he did not repent of what he had done, Joseph.
The purpose was, that I would go to Biddy, that I would show her how humbled and repentant I came back, that I would tell her how I had lost all I once hoped for, that I would remind her of our old confidences in my first unhappy time.
But in a fatal moment, yielding to those propensities and passions, the indulgence of which had so long rendered him a scourge to society, he had quitted his haven of rest and repentance, and had come back to the country where he was proscribed.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.