repent


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Synonyms for repent

regret

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Synonyms for repent

to feel or express sorrow for

Synonyms for repent

turn away from sin or do penitence

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feel remorse for

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Only, let Heaven send that I do not afterwards repent me, and eat out my heart with remorse
They were so quiet that, remembering them well, one comes to doubt that they ever existed - places of repose for tired ships to dream in, places of meditation rather than work, where wicked ships - the cranky, the lazy, the wet, the bad sea boats, the wild steerers, the capricious, the pig-headed, the generally ungovernable - would have full leisure to take count and repent of their sins, sorrowful and naked, with their rent garments of sailcloth stripped off them, and with the dust and ashes of the London atmosphere upon their mastheads.
Arthur went on, "Perhaps you've never done anything you've had bitterly to repent of in your life, Adam; if you had, you would be more generous.
I've known what it is in my life to repent and feel it's too late.
For the delight seemeth to be, not so much in doing the hurt, as in making the party repent.
Remember, therefore, from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and
remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Jupiter, after warning him that he would repent his request, caused him to be sold to a tile-maker.
Well, I hope you'll repent to good purpose," said Marilla severely, "and that you've got your eyes opened to where your vanity has led you, Anne.
He could not at this date repent of the fact that he, a handsome, susceptible man of thirty-four, was not in love with his wife, the mother of five living and two dead children, and only a year younger than himself.
Remember, if you please, your interest, your duty, your moral obligations, your filial affections, and all that sort of thing, which it is so very delightful and charming to reflect upon; or you will repent it.
I shall never repent the preservation of my self-respect, sir,' said Edward.
Let him but repent himself, he will be an excellent preacher of repentance to his wife.
Pray tell him there may be a time when provoked mercy will no longer strive, and when God may refuse to hear, but that it is never too late for men to ask mercy; and we, that are Christ's servants, are commanded to preach mercy at all times, in the name of Jesus Christ, to all those that sincerely repent: so that it is never too late to repent.
Warned by the seer Teiresias Creon repents him and hurries to release Antigone from her rocky prison.