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The House of Mirth
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repentance
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The House of Mirth
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  • Perhaps he was repenting his rash outpourings of the previous day; perhaps only trying, in his clumsy way, to conform to Selden’s counsel to behave "as usual."
  • He flushed to his haggard eyes, flushed so cruelly that she repented the thrust.
  • "But why can’t we be friends—why not, when I’ve repented in dust and ashes?

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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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