American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by or demonstrating repentance; penitent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Experiencing repentance; sorrowful for past conduct or words; sorrowful for sin.
- Expressing or showing repentance.
- Synonyms See repentance.
- n. One who repents; a penitent.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Penitent; sorry for sin.
- adj. Expressing or showing sorrow for sin
- n. One who repents, especially one who repents of sin; a penitent.
- adj. feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
“As Tuk looked on in repentant silence, Domar uttered the prayers that would bind clay and spirit into one.”
“That Maria Magdalena, the beloved of Jesus and the apostle of the apostles, was referred to as a repentant sinner and even as a prostitute was an injustice that rankled Colombina.”
“He had at first baptized in preparation for One who was to come; now he baptized repentant believers unto Him who had come.”
“Quite so; but, unfortunately, what is conventionally known as a repentant woman is not the sort of person I would have chosen to be near my child.”
“Captain Brown showed a desire to follow his example, but God in His mercy took the deed for the word, calling the repentant man to Him within a few months.”
“A couple of days ago, MEND accused the JTF of arresting and detaining some so called repentant militants who had come to give up on their arms struggle.”
“I am a "repentant" hunter; when I was young and very dumb I shot animals to death; as my heart and mind evolved, I felt the shame I should have felt all along, and I gave it up.”
“I can do all of these things, but if I am not heterosexual (or a "repentant," "chaste" homosexual) the doors of the church and the community remain shut.”
“The peace accords signed last year provide for the cessation of hostilities, amnesty for "repentant" rebels, and a place for them in the regular army.”
“Menteith had been the kind of repentant erring sinner she imagined him, her first wild desire would have cooled down into the lasting joy of tranquil love.”
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