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
The prayers to which she surrendered herself most of all were those of repentance.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
with shame and repentance Becky had told him all
Mark Twain -- Tom Sawyer
And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Mark 1:4 (NIV)
I was too big a fool to repent.
Alice Walker -- The Color Purple
Then I’ll repent, and wish for all that, that I had not kill’d them.
William Shakespeare -- The Merchant of Venice
He called down from the window to the courtyard: "Jews! Repent! It is not too late! Come with me! Save yourselves!"
Jerry Spinelli -- Milkweed
the man was repentant.
Geoffrey Chaucer -- The Canterbury Tales
If I say to him, do you repent, he will say, it is as my father says.
Alan Paton -- Cry, the Beloved Country
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You can’t repent… but you shall cry out!
Forest Carter -- Education of Little Tree
No matter how many or how foul the sins if you only repent of them they will be forgiven you.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
I do confess it, and repent it, father.
William Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure
But as fast as I would repent, resolving never again to hate, some demon would slip into my soul, tug at the corner, and...
Katherine Paterson -- Jacob Have I Loved
It was now that, for the first time, I felt any real signs of repentance.
Daniel Defoe -- Moll Flanders
He needed a confessor to draw his mind slowly down the drab passages which led to grief and repentance.
Graham Greene -- The Power and the Glory
Nobody was sure that Camp’s asking God’s forgiveness before he pulled the trigger counted as much as if he had lived long enough to repent after doing the deed.
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
Philip Nolan, poor fellow, repented of his folly, and then, like a man, submitted to the fate he had asked for.
Edward E. Hale -- The Man Without a Country
Do you suppose heaven is like earth, where people persuade themselves that what is done can be undone by repentance; that what is spoken can be unspoken...
George Bernard Shaw -- Man And Superman
Jem put his hand on her head and said, "Young lady, do you repent?"
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Repent for what you did!
James Dashner -- The Death Cure
Sally bowed and scraped and did everything but throv, herself on the floor and beg for mercy, like a repentant criminal in one of the novels Jane wasn’t supposed to read.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
He wants to come off as a good, repentant guy.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
’ His tone was not repentant.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
A daffy horndog and an unrepentant junkie, she was counting the days out loud until she could go home, get laid, and score some junk, in that order.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
Regret, repent, and cross to me.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
I marveled that Demeter—the queen of grains, fruits, and vegetables—could have a daughter who was such an unrepentant carnivore.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
Kit shortly repented her offer.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Unless he repents, nobody speaks to him for the rest of his life.
Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
He instantly repented his unkingly manner.
Katherine Paterson -- Bridge to Terabithia
Ellen Raskin -- The Westing Game
As soon as the painting was finished, two new rituals, Morning Repentance and Evening Report, began.
Ji-Li Jiang -- Red Scarf Girl
Katja Millay -- The Sea of Tranquility
We read our Sunday school paper, which has the story of Joseph in it and a modern story about a boy who steals from the collection plate but repents and collects wastepaper and old bottles for the church, to make reparations.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Repent, people, before it’s too late!
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
It was as if someone had built a road through unrepentant desert, and then erected a gate somewhere in the middle, to imply the end of one thing and the beginning of another.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
A cold, unrepentant sweat began to break out on his palms.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
John Corey Whaley -- Nogin
Confess, repent—and make amends.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Lost Souls
I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Related words: rue, repent , mourn, grieve .
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
"It is both a time for repentance and a time for thanks," intones the mayor.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
And cost what it may, I will arrange poor Amelie’s happiness, she loves him so passionately, and so passionately repents.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
The poor woman was very vacillating in her repentance.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
No: I do repent The tedious minutes I with her have spent.
William Shakespeare -- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Do not repent of your welcome to the Dwarf.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
And Caderousse bowed his head with every sign of real repentance.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Inwardly, he was repentant.
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
And used to get an irrigation ditch so squirmin’ full of repented sinners half of ’cause like to drownded.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
I see, sir, you are eaten up with passion: I do repent me that I put it to you.
William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice