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repentance
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Crime and Punishment
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  • To the question what led him to confess, he answered that it was his heartfelt repentance.
  • But he did not repent of his crime.
  • But by God’s mercy, our sufferings were cut short: Mr. Svidrigailov returned to his senses and repented and, probably feeling sorry for Dounia, he laid before Marfa Petrovna a complete and unmistakable proof of Dounia’s innocence, in the form of a letter Dounia had been forced to write and give to him, before Marfa Petrovna came upon them in the garden.
  • And if only fate would have sent him repentance—burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging or drowning!
  • And if only fate would have sent him repentance—burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging or drowning!
  • And if only fate would have sent him repentance—burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging or drowning!

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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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