repentant


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Synonyms for repentant

Synonyms for repentant

feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds

expressing or inclined to express an apology

Synonyms for repentant

feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

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It is always there--the notion of cheating people, and of using my repentant tears to my own advantage
Ay," he answered, his deep voice as a response to her thin one, "may God receive me, a repentant sinner.
It was dark when supper was ready, and still no sign of Anne, coming hurriedly over the log bridge or up Lover's Lane, breathless and repentant with a sense of neglected duties.
Then he slipped back into his garden, half exultant, half repentant.
If he came repentant, at this moment, and offered me all that rank and wealth and worldly consideration can give, I would rather be what I am now than be his wife.
It recounts, in the Richardsonian letter form, the experiences of a country girl of good breeding and ideally fine character who is introduced into the life of London high society, is incidentally brought into contact with disagreeable people of various types, and soon achieves a great triumph by being acknowledged as the daughter of a repentant and wealthy man of fashion and by marrying an impossibly perfect young gentleman, also of great wealth.
When you tire of your sinful ways, and show yourself truly repentant, I will forgive you, and, perhaps, try to love you again, though that will be hard indeed.
A month later, Mademoiselle Stangerson returned to her father, repentant, her heart dead within her, hoping only one thing: that she would never again see her husband, the horrible Ballmeyer.
She would rather have had him more sorry, she thought, and then was deeply repentant within herself for daring to be so selfish as to wish her own son to be unhappy.
Thus recalled to himself, he quickly became sensible of having lost the guard he had set upon his passionate tendency, and covered his face with his hand, as one repentant and wretched.
Accordingly, a few months after your departure for Ingolstadt, Justine was called home by her repentant mother.
He conveyed the impression of being a blend of repentant sinner and hardy Norseman.
Pardon me, my worthy, my inestimable friend," exclaimed the repentant young man, warmly grasping the hand, which the other was in the act of withdrawing; "I knew not what I said--or rather I thought only of those whose tenderness we are most bound to consider.
By corresponding degrees she sank into a chair, then upon her knees, then upon the ground beside the bed, drawing the coverlet with her, half to hide her shamed head and wet hair in it, and half, as it seemed, to embrace it, rather than have nothing to take to her repentant breast.
I have never doubted that, Mr Wrayburn,' said Lizzie; the more repentant, the less he claimed.