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  • Celia could not help relenting.
  • The words cut Dorothea to the heart, and made her relent.
  • But Mr. Garth was already relenting.
  • Fred was feeling as good-naturedly as possible towards everybody, including Rigg; and having some relenting towards all these people who were less lucky than he was aware of being himself, he would not for the world have behaved amiss; still, it was particularly easy to laugh.
  • He knew that he was cruel, but he had no relenting in him yet.
  • And yet—and yet he may not be guilty of the last offence; and it is just possible that the change towards me may have been a genuine relenting—the effect of second thoughts such as he alleged.
  • He hated his own cruelty, and yet he dreaded to show the fulness of his relenting: he must go to her again; the friendship could not be put to a sudden end; and her unhappiness was a power which he dreaded.

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  • After what seemed like hours, the pain finally relented.
  • She won’t relent until you do what she asks.

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