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the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
  • And cost what it may, I will arrange poor Amelie's happiness, she loves him so passionately, and so passionately repents.
    Book Three — 1805 (34% in)
  • But immediately, noticing the pained expression his joke had brought to his sister's face, he repented and added: "I am glad; really, dear, I am very glad."
    Book One — 1805 (96% in)
  • Had he repented of his unbelief?
    Book Four — 1806 (52% in)
  • To live only so as not to do evil and not to have to repent is not enough.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (52% in)
  • Cursing his temerity, his heart sinking at the thought of finding himself at any moment face to face with the Emperor and being put to shame and arrested in his presence, fully alive now to the impropriety of his conduct and repenting of it, Rostov, with downcast eyes, was making his way out of the house through the brilliant suite when a familiar voice called him and a hand detained him.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (93% in)
  • I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (36% in)
  • So it is plain that nothing has happened and there is nothing to repent of, and Andrew can love me still.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (50% in)
  • The prayers to which she surrendered herself most of all were those of repentance.
    Book Nine — 1812 (71% in)
  • A beatific smile of regret, repentance, and ecstasy beamed on M. de Beausset's face and he glided away to the other generals.
    Book Ten — 1812 (88% in)
  • When they reached the Myasnitski Street and could no longer hear the shouts of the mob, the count began to repent.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (64% in)

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