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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.
  the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
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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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • Repent!
    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
  • Repentance?
    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
  • REPENT!
    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
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