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repentance
used in The Poisonwood Bible

5 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
  • Afterward I always felt guilty and recited the Repentance Psalm: "Have mercy upon me, O God, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies."
    Book 2 — Revelation (19% in)
  • Then out of habit I fired off the Repentance Psalm: Have mercy upon me, O God, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies.
    Book 3 — Judges (27% in)
  • Old Tata Bird laughed heartily, fingering the cross around his neck (another warning sign of Catholic papism), and he didn't sound repentant.
    Book 3 — Judges (46% in)
  • A month earlier when thunderstorms seemed imminent, Father had counseled his congregation to repent their sins and the Lord would reward them with rain.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (18% in)
  • But in spite of all this repentance the rain hadn't come, and now he told us he refused to be party to the superstitions.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (18% in)

There are no more uses of "repentance" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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