repentant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj repentant feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grasping your ears is a sign of repentance or sincerity in India.
    • Repentant Expressing or showing sorrow for sin; as, repentant tears; repentant ashes. "Repentant sighs and voluntary pains."
    • n Repentant One who repents, especially one who repents of sin; a penitent.
    • Repentant Penitent; sorry for sin. "Thus they, in lowliest plight, repentant stood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • repentant Experiencing repentance; sorrowful for past conduct or words; sorrowful for sin.
    • repentant Expressing or showing repentance.
    • repentant Synonyms See repentance.
    • n repentant One who repents; a penitent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Repentant repenting or sorry for past conduct: showing sorrow for sin
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Quotations

  • H. G. Bohn
    H. G. Bohn
    “Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A wicked book cannot repent.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “From listening comes wisdom and from speaking, repentance.”
  • Ambrose of Milan
    Ambrose of Milan
    “True repentance is to cease from sinning.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “He who repents of having sinned is almost innocent.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. repentant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. repentirre-, and O. Fr. pentir—L. pœnitēre, to cause to repent.

Usage

In literature:

The time has come to repent!
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
Thou slander'st him ill; thou ought to repent.
"Everyman and Other Old Religious Plays, with an Introduction" by Anonymous
But if they haven't known them and have been wicked, what can they do but repent?
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
There is no place of repentance for me, Phebe.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
The pious bishop assured them of help, provided they repented and renounced their superstitions.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
It was then that I repented.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
He almost repented that he had not accepted his uncle's offer of hospitality.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
He will bring his brothers to repentance.
"True Words for Brave Men" by Charles Kingsley
We repent of these things when it is too late.
"The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I" by Susanna Moodie
Already I was half repenting my venture.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
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In poetry:

Oh, let me understand,
Love and repent,
Upon my eyes to the
Joys you have sent.
"Rustling Wood." by R S Ward
Thou didst not cease to call
On all men to repent,
And to their brother give
Liberty and content.
"Lines Inscribed To Benjamin Lundy, Esq." by Benjamin Cutler Clark
“Against each one did each contend,
And all against the heir. I would not bend, for I knew the end—­
I have it for my share,
And nought repent, though my first friend
From henceforth I must spare.
"Strife and Peace" by Jean Ingelow
Now what is Love, I pray thee, tell?
It is that fountain and that well
Where pleasure and repentance dwell;
It is, perhaps, the sauncing bell
That tolls all into heaven or hell;
And this is Love, as I hear tell.
"Now What Is Love" by Sir Walter Raleigh
Forgive me yet again, if to this joy
I do not rise at once from melancholy,
Mine was the utmost sin thus to destroy
Our calm devotion with unbridled folly;
Bear with me yet awhile until I prove
The tenderness of all-repentant love.
"XI. "We have come back to one another; yes"" by Robert Silliman Hillyer
My sins have taken such a hold on me,
I am not able to look up to Thee;
Lord, I repent; accept my tears and grief:
But Thou hast taken all my sins away,
And I in Thee dare now look up and pray:
Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief.
"My Sins Have Taken Such a Hold on Me" by John Samuel Bewley Monsell

In news:

You want a tearjerker tale of remorse, rehabilitation and repentance behind bars.
Pro Medium Repents for Life of Cons.
The leader of South Korea's biggest Buddhist order has promised to "self-repent" after secret video footage showing monks drinking, smoking and playing poker was aired on national TV.
Repent Returns to CloverLeaf .
Ritter should repent for diverting funds to Planned Parenthood.
Wall Street has had a "come to Jesus" moment — the biggest sinner on the Street has repented.
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No big deal though, because Gingrich has repented.
Repent , for the Kingdom of Heaven is Near.
It can though be a step toward his personal repentance .
Thykier, Anonymous to produce ' Repent '.
Russian church urges Pussy Riot members to repent .
Leaders must demonstrate humility and repentance.
Turn over a new leaf in life by repenting.
Chris Paling, author of The Repentant Morning, wrote a story on a napkin, but left the ending up to you.
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In science:

La colisi´on ocurre a la derecha de la imagen, donde de repente, surgen tres trazas (un mu´on, un prot´on y un pi´on). (Derecha) Otra interacci´on neutrino-nucle´on, esta vez recogida por uno de los planos de detecci´on de una c´amara de deriva de Arg´on L´ıquido.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Note that the color dipole moments are able to find the letter patterns. In a repent paper , the use of edge detection based on color dipole moments was proposed for a digital restoration of ancient papyri. Fig.3 shows also a comparison with GIMP results.
Color Dipole Moments for Edge Detection
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