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repent

Botany lying or creeping along the ground; reptant

repent

[′rē·pent]
(botany)
Of a stem, creeping along the ground and rooting at the nodes.
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Some of the jurors who had risen to get a better view repented their curiosity and turned away their faces.
I used up the whole bottle, and oh, Marilla, when I saw the dreadful color it turned my hair I repented of being wicked, I can tell you.
And away she went boldly; but she had not got farther than the churchyard gate before she saw the red shoes dancing before her; and she was frightened, and turned back, and repented of her sin from her heart.
Whether Partridge repented or not, according to Mr Allworthy's advice, is not so apparent.
He was incapable of deceiving himself and persuading himself that he repented of his conduct.
I often reflected how my lover at the Bath, struck at the hand of God, repented and abandoned me, and refused to see me any more, though he loved me to an extreme; but I, prompted by that worst of devils, poverty, returned to the vile practice, and made the advantage of what they call a handsome face to be the relief to my necessities, and beauty be a pimp to vice.
I sat many an hour by myself, and wept over the remembrance of past follies, and the dreadful extravagances of a wicked life, and sometimes I flattered myself that I had sincerely repented.
It was then particularly heavy upon my mind, that I had been reformed, and had, as I hoped, repented of all my past wickedness; that I had lived a sober, grave, retired life for several years, but now I should be driven by the dreadful necessity of my circumstances to the gates of destruction, soul and body; and two or three times I fell upon my knees, praying to God, as well as I could, for deliverance; but I cannot but say, my prayers had no hope in them.
But I repented immediately; I've been repenting ever since.
If you committed evil but have repented sincerely, and changed your life for a better one, as long as you have not harmed any servant of God then He certainly promised to grant you mercy and forgiveness.
The first defendant was given 25 years in prison, and never to be released after the end of his sentence unless repented and prevented from travel abroad a similar term of his imprisonment following his discharge from prison.
Abu Dhabi: A man appealing his jail term for running over a family while under the influence of alcohol and drugs told a court on Wednesday he repented during Ramadan, which he spent behind bars.