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repentance
used in Oliver Twist

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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
  • Dead men never repent; dead men never bring awkward stories to light.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (26% in)
  • ...fixing her eyes on her son's face, 'that if an enthusiastic, ardent, and ambitious man marry a wife on whose name there is a stain, which, though it originate in no fault of hers, may be visited by cold and sordid people upon her, and upon his children also: and, in exact proportion to his success in the world, be cast in his teeth, and made the subject of sneers against him: he may, no matter how generous and good his nature, one day repent of the connection he formed in early life.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (36% in)
  • Her words and manner had touched Rose Maylie's heart; and, mingled with her love for her young charge, and scarcely less intense in its truth and fervour, was her fond wish to win the outcast back to repentance and hope.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (3% in)
  • It is never too late to repent.
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (94% in)

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