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  • At this point, Tate and his investigators had little interest in Myers’s recantation.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • But inwardly I do not recant.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He shall do this, or else I do recant The pardon that I late pronounced here.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Owning, disowning, recanting, recharting a hateful course of events to make sense of her complicity.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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  • I’ll make her howl a recantation!’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Yossarian hurried back to Milo and recanted.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Editorials would demand that he either recant or retire from public life.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • However, life would be pleasanter if Rhett would recant his heresies.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • All that had been said before had sounded so like a recantation that these words were too great a shock.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Sometimes though, for the women, they’re for a nun who recants.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale

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  • Even Galileo recanted when he saw they really meant to go through with it!
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Fifty-three recanted within the year.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It may be that Adela does panic in the face of Nothingness, only recovering herself when she takes responsibility by recanting in the witness box.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Before she had committed herself by any public profession of eternal friendship for Jane Fairfax, or done more towards a recantation of past prejudices and errors, than saying to Mr. Knightley, "She certainly is handsome; she is better than handsome!"
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • At some point they recanted and were granted mercy on the grounds that they stayed out of Idris, went to New York, and ran the Institute there.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • He opens himself to the flow of energy within his body and, speaking in the ancient language, recants not only the words of his spell but also the intention behind it.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Every sound of his voice beginning on the old subject stirred her with a terrifying bliss, and she coveted the recantation she feared.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • — What I am is a heretic who’s recanted, and thereby in everyone’s eyes saved his soul.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He drew on his windbreaker as slowly as he could, expecting her to recant.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • On the off chance of her recanting before you send in that report and he’s committed for trial, and the whole thing goes t0 blazes.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • I might have this wrong, and that’s why I was going to wait and go through this with you face to face, but I think she wants to recant.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Then we will make you recant everything you have said on your blog.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • He experienced not only the bitterness of a man who finds, in looking back upon an ambitious course, that what he has sacrificed in sentiment was worth as much as what he has gained in substance; but the superadded bitterness of seeing his very recantation nullified.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • This was very wonderful if it were true; and Lady Russell was in a state of very agreeable curiosity and perplexity about Mr Elliot, already recanting the sentiment she had so lately expressed to Mary, of his being "a man whom she had no wish to see."
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • ’That’s not a fair question,’ says I, ’after what you have said; however, lest you should think I wait only for a recantation of it, I shall answer you plainly, No, not I; my business is of another kind with you, and I did not expect you would have turned my serious application to you, in my own distracted case, into a comedy.’
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • …melancholy and unrestricted lunacy … staggering from the suicidal (a pose) to the homicidal (here he kills "POLONIUS") … he at last confronts his mother and in a scene of provocative ambiguity-(a somewhat oedipal embrace) begs her to repent and recant (He springs up, still talking.) The King-(he pushes forward the POISONER/KING) tormented by guilt-haunted by fear —decides to despatch his nephew to England-and entrusts this undertaking to two smiling accomplices-friendscourtiers-to two…
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • To the fury of the embassy officials, four men made this decision, one recanting after a confrontation with the naval attaché.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Your lord and master did well to make his recantation.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • After recanting his original story, your client admitted to leaving the scene of a crime and failing to report said crime to the proper authorities.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • They’d have burned you if you hadn’t recanted.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Do you intend to recant?
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • I’ve recanted.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • All of the men named as the queen’s lovers have denied the accusation or recanted, save for your maimed singer, who appears to be half-mad.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Despite the chill January weather, Adams suggested they walk the two and a half miles but then recanted, remembering his tight schedule would not permit such a luxury.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • He had recently revised his views, admitted his past errors, and recanted them in several detailed statements, and he had not only been received into the Communist Party but had soon afterwards been entrusted with his present responsible task.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • So preoccupied is the mind with myths and systems; so much do false deities crowd every place—earth, air, sky; so have they become of everything a part, that return to the first religion can only be along bloody paths, through fields of persecution; that is to say, the converts must be willing to die rather than recant.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Recant!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "How’s this, Jew?" said the Friar, with a menacing aspect; "dost thou recant, Jew?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Why, why am I to recant and accept the Rodgers’ articles now?"
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Recanted, and hoped they’d forget.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • They all recanted.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • But we have to talk to him because if he recants his trial testimony, the State has nothing on Walter.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • You now choose to recant your earlier statement.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • For Adela, the horror of her cave experience and its booming echo ride roughshod over her soul until she recants her testimony against Aziz during his trial.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • But getting a recantation from Myers would be a much bigger deal.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • But before I could say anything, Myers blurted out a full recantation of his trial testimony.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I wanted Ralph’s recantation to sink in, but I didn’t want to hesitate too long because we needed a lot more.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There is ample evidence that pressure has been brought to bear on Ralph Meyers since his trial testimony which could tend to discredit his recantation.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Recantation!
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
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