Definition Of repent


feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin.

the priest urged his listeners to repent

Example Of repent

  • A partridge, indeed, with a brood of ten behind her, ran forward threateningly, but soon repented of her fierceness, and clucked to her young ones not to be afraid.

  • And repenting them, according to fixed law, is the only way to pass God's test.

  • And I stared at them, remembering how I had shivered in bed when I was okay, when I had repented myself .

  • Any attempt to escape will fail, and repentance may give you a shorter time of imprisonment.

  • As in the scripture, the innocent Job must repent in order to be saved.

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