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repentance
used in The Merchant of Venice

4 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
  • Then I'll repent, and wish for all that, that I had not kill'd them.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (85% in)
repent = feel regret for having done something wrong
  • I never did repent for doing good, Nor shall not now; for in companions That do converse and waste the time together, Whose souls do bear an equal yoke of love, There must be needs a like proportion Of lineaments, of manners, and of spirit, Which makes me think that this Antonio, Being the bosom lover of my lord, Must needs be like my lord.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (14% in)
  • Repent but you that you shall lose your friend, And he repents not that he pays your debt; For if the Jew do cut but deep enough, I'll pay it instantly with all my heart.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (61% in)
  • Repent but you that you shall lose your friend, And he repents not that he pays your debt; For if the Jew do cut but deep enough, I'll pay it instantly with all my heart.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (61% in)

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