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penitent
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • If you are penitent, you love.
  • If only your penitence fail not, God will forgive all.
  • Be not afraid of your sins, even when perceiving them, if only there be penitence, but make no conditions with God.
  • You feel penitent?
  • Of those visitors, many had been men of high rank and learning, some even freethinkers, attracted by curiosity, but all without exception had shown the profoundest reverence and delicacy, for here there was no question of money, but only, on the one side love and kindness, and on the other penitence and eager desire to decide some spiritual problem or crisis.
  • ’_Ah, mon pere_,’ answers the sinner with tears of penitence, ’_ca lui fait tant de plaisir, et a moi si peu de peine!
  • I was there when the Word, Who died on the Cross, rose up into heaven bearing on His bosom the soul of the penitent thief.
  • But, excuse me, conscience implies penitence, and the suicide may not have felt penitence, but only despair.
  • But, excuse me, conscience implies penitence, and the suicide may not have felt penitence, but only despair.
  • Despair and penitence are two very different things.
  • With tears of penitence and poignant, tender anguish, he will exclaim: ’Others are better than I, they wanted to save me, not to ruin me!’
  • It is true that the blood he had shed was already crying out for vengeance, for, after having ruined his soul and his life in this world, he was forced to ask himself at that same instant what he was and what he could be now to her, to that being, dearer to him than his own soul, in comparison with that former lover who had returned penitent, with new love, to the woman he had once betrayed, with honorable offers, with the promise of a reformed and happy life.
  • "No, not penitent, don’t write that.

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  • When her anger passed, she was penitent.
  • If she’s truly penitent, you should forgive her.

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