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used in The Mill on the Floss

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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
  • But she had no sooner sat down than she repented and wished herself back again.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (65% in)
  • They aren't the best sheets, but they're good enough for anybody to sleep in, be he who he will; for as for them best Holland sheets, I should repent buying 'em, only they'll do to lay us out in.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (39% in)
  • "There's folks I've lent money to, as perhaps I shall repent o' lending money to kin."
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (90% in)
  • "Well, I think it's best as it is; if you meddled with it, sister, you might repent."
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (39% in)
  • Usually her repentance came quickly after one rash deed, but now Tom and Lucy had made her so miserable, she was glad to spoil their happiness,—glad to make everybody uncomfortable.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (50% in)
  • In her first ardor she flung away the books with a sort of triumph that she had risen above the need of them; and if they had been her own, she would have burned them, believing that she would never repent.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (91% in)
  • Was not Stephen Guest right in his decided opinion that this slim maiden of eighteen was quite the sort of wife a man would not be likely to repent of marrying,—a woman who was loving and thoughtful for other women, not giving them Judas-kisses with eyes askance on their welcome defects, but with real care and vision for their half-hidden pains and mortifications, with long ruminating enjoyment of little pleasures prepared for them?
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (93% in)
  • But Maggie had hardly finished speaking in that chill, defiant manner, before she repented, and felt the dread of alienation from her brother.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (45% in)
  • But I repented immediately; I've been repenting ever since.
    6.11 -- Book 6 Chapter 11 -- In the Lane (29% in)
  • But I repented immediately; I've been repenting ever since.
    6.11 -- Book 6 Chapter 11 -- In the Lane (29% in)
  • The leap had been taken now; he had been tortured by scruples, he had fought fiercely with overmastering inclination, he had hesitated; but repentance was impossible.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (91% in)
  • There are memories, and affections, and longings after perfect goodness, that have such a strong hold on me; they would never quit me for long; they would come back and be pain to me—repentance.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (66% in)
  • "Tom," she said, crushing her hands together under her cloak, in the effort to speak again, "whatever I have done, I repent it bitterly.
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (35% in)
  • No good could happen to her; it was only to be hoped she would repent, and that God would have mercy on her: He had not the care of society on His hands, as the world's wife had.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (27% in)
  • It was not safe to be too confident, even about the best of men; an apostle had fallen, and wept bitterly afterwards; and though Peter's denial was not a close precedent, his repentance was likely to be.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (44% in)
  • Am I to struggle and fall and repent again?
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (41% in)

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