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Jane Eyre
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  • Repentance is said to be its cure, sir.
  • I hope that sigh is from the heart, and that you repent of ever having been the occasion of discomfort to your excellent benefactress.
  • Jane, you would not repent marrying me — be certain of that; we MUST be married.
  • I began to experience remorse, repentance; the wish for reconcilement to my Maker.
  • I cannot give you up to perdition as a vessel of wrath: repent — resolve, while there is yet time.
  • Yet I knew all the time, if I yielded now, I should not the less be made to repent, some day, of my former rebellion.
  • Again Mr. Rochester propounded his query: "Is the wandering and sinful, but now rest-seeking and repentant, man justified in daring the world’s opinion, in order to attach to him for ever this gentle, gracious, genial stranger, thereby securing his own peace of mind and regeneration of life?"
  • Say your prayers, Miss Eyre, when you are by yourself; for if you don’t repent, something bad might be permitted to come down the chimney and fetch you away."
  • …received from her a turn at once coarse and trite, perverse and imbecile — when I perceived that I should never have a quiet or settled household, because no servant would bear the continued outbreaks of her violent and unreasonable temper, or the vexations of her absurd, contradictory, exacting orders — even then I restrained myself: I eschewed upbraiding, I curtailed remonstrance; I tried to devour my repentance and disgust in secret; I repressed the deep antipathy I felt.
  • …silence all he felt towards me: the disappointment of an austere and despotic nature, which has met resistance where it expected submission — the disapprobation of a cool, inflexible judgment, which has detected in another feelings and views in which it has no power to sympathise: in short, as a man, he would have wished to coerce me into obedience: it was only as a sincere Christian he bore so patiently with my perversity, and allowed so long a space for reflection and repentance.

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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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