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  • After what seemed like hours, the pain finally relented.
  • She won’t relent until you do what she asks.
  • I wait her out, and she relents, pulling her fingers from mine and sitting back down.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Thomas asked, trying to hide his surprise at how easily the Rat Man had relented with Newt.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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  • "Okay," she relented, "I’ll go."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Maxon eyed him warily but then relented.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Trina seemed disoriented, but Mark didn’t relent, half dragging her to the other side of the dead coals of their fire from earlier that night.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • It was the only explanation I could imagine for her relenting.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Miss Peregrine demurred, pointing out that they hadn’t yet finished their dinners, but the children pleaded with her until she relented.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The officer eventually relented.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • "Fine," she relented.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I relented.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It’s the way one relents when walking the last half-mile of a hike in light rain, to taste the sweet of the water on your face, and not just feel its chill.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Miri stood stiffly at first, then relented.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The last broadcast finally relented just as Reynie was closing his notebook.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The secretary finally relented.
    Karen Levine  --  Hana’s Suitcase
  • He could see that she was pleading, and that in spite of herself the old woman was relenting.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • When we reached the crossroads, he looked hopefully at us as if we might relent and say good-bye.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Finally, after I threatened to haul every one of them in front of the nearest judge, they relented.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Abby rolled her eyes, and he relented.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Bod was ready to argue or simply to negotiate, but he saw the hurt look on Thackeray’s face, and he relented.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • But I relent when she adds yogurt raisins to the trail.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • He sighs, but eventually relents.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • My parents fought the move until the end, but they finally relented.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • When Edna relented, the last major bulwark of opposition or doubt among the parents tumbled to the ground.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Liam stared at him for a moment, before relenting.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • I say, relenting, letting him know I still take him seriously.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "All right," Nico relented.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I had no choice but to relent.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • "Well, yes," said Andy, relenting.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "Okay," I finally relented.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • On a sigh, Branna relented.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I’m not a confidence trick like in the newspapers — really, I’m not ’You’re a little lady, every inch,’ said Bill, relenting suddenly and completely.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • Haymitch gives me a scowl, then relents.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • As the weeks passed, the Bird didn’t relent in his attacks on Louie.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • She says it like she expects him to relent, but her wide eyes and ashen face suggest otherwise.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I would actually, but I don’t want to relent too soon.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He relented, glancing back up at Alby, then followed Minho out and away from the Maze.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • The captain had relented and let Alyona marry the first mate.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • She relented.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Three days later, the Dursleys were showing no sign of relenting, and Harry couldn’t see any way out of his situation.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • McCandless relented.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But she insists and they relent, and soon Joe and Eddie are laughing and stumbling into each other.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Mrs. Underdown relented after a while and told me certain sentences.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I’ll not be made a soft and dull-eyed fool, To shake the head, relent, and sigh, and yield To Christian intercessors.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Having won, General Peckem relented.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • There was no pause, no pity, no peace, no interval of relenting rest, no measurement of time.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Mrs. Symington showed no sign of relenting when a signal buzzed on Snyte’s desk and the reception clerk’s voice announced Austen Heller.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Jai smiled at me, her dying showman, and finally relented.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • But one kind god who truly loved the people argued against it, and the other gods were so moved by his love that they relented from killing the people.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
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