repentance


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remorse for your past conduct

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But though everything seemed neat and comfortable, she was not able to gratify him by any sigh of repentance, and rather looked with wonder at her friend that she could have so cheerful an air with such a companion.
In the New South Dock there was certainly no time for remorse, introspection, repentance, or any phenomena of inner life either for the captive ships or for their officers.
The destruction of Demetrius, son to Philip the Second of Macedon, turned upon the father, who died of repentance.
He satisfied his conscience by the more comfortable method of expressing his repentance only to the Almighty.
At every fresh avowal he professed the deepest repentance, and described himself as being "bathed in tears"; but this did not prevent him from putting on a boastful air at times, and some of his stories were so absurdly comical that both he and the prince laughed like madmen.
The prayers to which she surrendered herself most of all were those of repentance.
Bad women, as they are termed, may have in them sorrow, repentance, pity, sacrifice.
But today a repentance had come which was of a bitterer flavor, and a threatening Providence urged him to a kind of propitiation which was not simply a doctrinal transaction.
I implored her pardon; I assured her of my repentance and regret in words which did really come from my heart.
He exclaimed with a too late repentance, "Wretched me
Frail and fallen as we are, we can rise on the wings of repentance from earth to heaven.
With repentance came new light for me; and I, who only lived for my child, came through that child to think over great social questions.
A hint, therefore, to awaken your sense of this matter, shall suffice; for I would inspire you with repentance, and not drive you to desperation.
That now, having expiated his sin against the husband, he was bound to renounce her, and never in future to stand between her with her repentance and her husband, he had firmly decided in his heart; but he could not tear out of his heart his regret at the loss of her love, he could not erase from his memory those moments of happiness that he had so little prized at the time, and that haunted him in all their charm.
All that I can say I understood was this: "Seeing all these things have not brought thee to repentance, now thou shalt die;" at which words, I thought he lifted up the spear that was in his hand to kill me.