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repentance
used in Moby Dick

7 uses
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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
  • Sin not; but if you do, take heed to repent of it like Jonah.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (84% in)
  • As sinful men, it is a lesson to us all, because it is a story of the sin, hard-heartedness, suddenly awakened fears, the swift punishment, repentance, prayers, and finally the deliverance and joy of Jonah.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (44% in)
  • And here, shipmates, is true and faithful repentance; not clamorous for pardon, but grateful for punishment.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (83% in)
  • Shipmates, I do not place Jonah before you to be copied for his sin but I do place him before you as a model for repentance.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (84% in)
  • Yet even then beyond the reach of any plummet—'out of the belly of hell'—when the whale grounded upon the ocean's utmost bones, even then, God heard the engulphed, repenting prophet when he cried.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (91% in)
  • ...of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (20% in)
  • In the course of the defence, the witty Erskine went on to illustrate his position, by alluding to a recent crim. con. case, wherein a gentleman, after in vain trying to bridle his wife's viciousness, had at last abandoned her upon the seas of life; but in the course of years, repenting of that step, he instituted an action to recover possession of her.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (53% in)

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