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Definition to give in; or to be less intense
  • After what seemed like hours, the pain finally relented.
  • She won't relent until you do what she asks.
  • But I relent when she adds yogurt raisins to the trail.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • relent = give in
  • ...but we could tell Atticus was relenting.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • relenting = giving in to what others wanted
  • No; but she might suppose that something would occur in your favour; that your own family might in time relent.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Liam stared at him for a moment, before relenting.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Finally, after I threatened to haul every one of them in front of the nearest judge, they relented.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Finally she sighed, relenting.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • He had tested this strength once, briefly, but had relented because they were allies in that fight.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • — Mr. Knightley could not impute to Emma a more relenting heart than she possessed, or a heart more disposed to accept of his.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The tower shook again, and this time the trembling did not relent.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • The woman sighed aloud, and Kim relented.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • So I relented, and assumed that would be the end of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • On a sigh, Branna relented.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Don't be a silly child," and then, relenting: "Dr.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Miri stood stiffly at first, then relented.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • "He is past relenting," said her husband.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • I would actually, but I don't want to relent too soon.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The officer eventually relented.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When Edna relented, the last major bulwark of opposition or doubt among the parents tumbled to the ground.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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