American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not penitent; unrepentant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; obdurate.
- n. One who does not repent; a hardened sinner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not penitent; not repenting of sin; not contrite; of a hard heart.
- n. rare One who is not penitent.
- adj. impervious to moral persuasion
- adj. not penitent or remorseful
“Hell exists as a place or state of punishment for the rebel angels and for man dying impenitent, that is, for man in whom sin has become so humanized that death finds him not simply in the act or habit of sin but so transformed that in the striking words of Bossuet, "he is man made sin.”
“He was tried as a witch on his own unsolicited confession, and was burnt together with his staff, dying 'impenitent' and renouncing all hope of a”
“His general conversation, however, was oftener on religious than on any other subjects, but it was so evidently from the fullness of his heart, and his vivid imagination afforded him such a wealth of illustration, that it was delightful even to an "impenitent" child.”
“But there were two 500lb gorillas sitting in the impenitent sun of Chamizal Memorial Park that no one dared discuss.”
“Tsk. True, and as you have remained impenitent in your error, even after it has been explained to you and you have been given ample opportunity to recant, you leave us with no choice, reluctant and mournful though we are to execute it, but to relax you to the secular arm.”
“As for me, my eyes were fixed upon the exhibition before me, and I stood mute and trembling under a sense never before so fully realized of the power, the majesty, and terror of Almighty God -- the resources of His wrath, and the untold horrors of the finally impenitent who do not tell their souls and make their peace with the Creator.”
“Rather, it's exactly the sort of letter one would expect from an anti-Semite of Céline's tireless and impenitent ardor, a writer who, from 1937 to 1944, spent all his flagrant literary energy and aptitude calling -- shouting -- for the death of every Jew in France (for a start).”
“My Maeve, an impenitent, pagan Celt who is nobody's disciple, differs from many traditional old and new-age depictions of Mary Magdalen.”
“TNH @194: Is it okay for me to be sorry about not being clearer, but wholly impenitent about dismissing Ben Trafford?”
“Is it okay for me to be sorry about not being clearer, but wholly impenitent about dismissing Ben Trafford?”
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