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repentance

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Definition the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
  • Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.
repentance = regret for having done wrong with a desire to be a better person in the future
  • She said the U.S. should repent for the sins of fossil fuels.
  • repent = feel regret for having done wrong and resolve to behave better in the future
  • You can't repent... but you shall cry out!
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • repent = feel regret for having done something wrong and resolve to be a better person in the future
  • He called down from the window to the courtyard: "Jews! Repent! It is not too late! Come with me! Save yourselves!"
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • repent = regret your errors and change
  • It was now that, for the first time, I felt any real signs of repentance.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • repentance = regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
  • 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
  • repented = expressed regret for having done something wrong
  • Then I'll repent, and wish for all that, that I had not kill'd them.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • repent = feel regret for having done something wrong
  • 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
  • repentance = to feel regret for having done wrong and to desire to be a better person in the future
  • 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
  • repent = to feel regret for having done something wrong and to resolve to be a better person in the future
  • If I say to him, do you repent, he will say, it is as my father says.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • repent = feel regret for having done wrong and resolve to be a better person in the future
  • I was too big a fool to repent.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • repent = feel regret
  • I do confess it, and repent it, father.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • repent = feel regret for having done wrong and resolve to be a better person in the future
  • 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
  • repent = feel regret for having done wrong
  • 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
  • repentance = to feel regret for having done wrong and to desire to be a better person in the future
  • 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
  • repent = feel regret for having done wrong and resolve to be a better person in the future
  • the man was repentant.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • repentant = felt regret for having done something wrong
  • 42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
    The Bible  --  Job
  • Watching Woodrow Call awkwardly handling his fork caused her to repent a little of her harshness when he arrived, but she didn't apologize.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • To the question what led him to confess, he answered that it was his heartfelt repentance.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Do not repent that with so high and pure a feeling, you have rejected the best the earth could offer.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark

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