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repent
 v.  cause to feel remorse or regret; feel regret or self-reproach for
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  If ever he was impelled to cast sin from him and to repent the impulse that moved him was the wish to be her knight.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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2  He had long been patient, pleading with the sinful soul, giving it time to repent, sparing it yet awhile.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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3  They will repent indeed: and this is the second sting of the worm of conscience, a late and fruitless sorrow for sins committed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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4  They will behold their sins in all their foulness and repent but it will be too late and then they will bewail the good occasions which they neglected.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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5  The conscience will say: You had time and opportunity to repent and would not.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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6  You implore now a moment of earthly life wherein to repent: In vain.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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7  I pray to God, and do you pray with me, that we may repent of our sins.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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8  No matter how many or how foul the sins if you only repent of them they will be forgiven you.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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9  A restless feeling of guilt would always be present with him: he would confess and repent and be absolved, confess and repent again and be absolved again, fruitlessly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
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10  He stood about, restless and uneasy, for a while, glancing at the door, every now and then, hoping she would repent and come to find him.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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11  These words were followed by a general murmur, and it was evident that several of the members were discussing the propriety of making the general repent of his rashness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
12  No," said Caderousse, "no; I will not repent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
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13  She will repent, and no one will know that she has been guilty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
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14  Torvald, you will repent not having let me stay, even if it were only for half an hour.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
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15  Yet I knew all the time, if I yielded now, I should not the less be made to repent, some day, of my former rebellion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
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Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Depend on others and you always repent.
2  Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
3  A wicked book is the wickeder because it cannot repent.
4  Marry too soon, and you'll repent too late.
5  If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die.
6  Some persons do first, think afterwards, and then repent for ever.
7  Marry in lent, and you'll live to repent.
8  Many a truism is summed up in a proverb; for example, "Marry in haste, repent at leisure.".
9  He has done wrong but repented.
10  The follies of youth are food for repentance in old age.
11  Confession is the first step to repentance.
12  From hearing comes wisdom; from speaking repentance.
13  From short pleasure long repentance.
14  They refused to show repentance for their crimes.
15  We finally forgave him when he expressed his repentance with tears.