And Caderousse bowed his head with every sign of real repentance.
The reason for so publicly announcing all this is, that all good and faithful Catholics may offer up their prayers for the unfortunate culprits, and, above all, beseech of heaven to grant them a sincere repentance.
The prayers of all good Christians are entreated for these unfortunate men, that it may please God to awaken them to a sense of their guilt, and to grant them a hearty and sincere repentance for their crimes.’
But you must swear solemnly that I shall never have reason to repent my recommendation.
I wished to bury it during my whole life in my own bosom, but your brother Maximilian wrested it from me by a violence he repents of now, I am sure.
God, who might have directed the assassin’s dagger so as to end your career in a moment, has given you this quarter of an hour for repentance.
Reflect, then, wretched man, and repent.
These words were followed by a general murmur, and it was evident that several of the members were discussing the propriety of making the general repent of his rashness.
And yet I have punished her—I have dared to tell her—I have—’Repent and die!’
She will repent, and no one will know that she has been guilty.
"Morrel," said the count to him at length, "do you repent having followed me?"
"Do you repent?" asked a deep, solemn voice, which caused Danglars’ hair to stand on end.
"Of what must I repent?" stammered Danglars.
Oh, yes; oh, yes, I do indeed repent.
"Calm yourself, my friend," said the count, with the smile which he made at will either terrible or benevolent, and which now expressed only the kindliest feeling; "I am not an inspector, but a traveller, brought here by a curiosity he half repents of, since he causes you to lose your time."
Monte Cristo replaced the notes in his pocket with that indescribable expression which seemed to say, "Come, reflect; if you repent there is still time."
If you plunge a dagger into your flesh, if you insinuate a bullet into your brain, which the least shock disorders,—then certainly, you will suffer pain, and you will repent quitting a life for a repose you have bought at so dear a price.
Here, take this,’ continued he, after rapidly writing the few lines I brought to your excellency, and upon receipt of which you deigned to receive me into your service, and proudly I ask whether your excellency has ever had cause to repent having done so?"
"No," said Caderousse, "no; I will not repent.
"Yes, yes," repeated Villefort, as he approached his home—"yes, that woman must live; she must repent, and educate my son, the sole survivor, with the exception of the indestructible old man, of the wreck of my house.
There are no more uses of "repentance" in the book.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.