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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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I had but a sad foundation to build upon, as I said before, for all my repentance appeared to me to be only the effect of my fear of death, not a sincere regret for the wicked life that I had lived, and which had brought this misery upon me, for the offending my Creator, who was now suddenly to be my judge.
Nor should I have taken this trouble, but from some opinion of your good sense, notwithstanding the dreadful slip you have made; and from some hopes of your hearty repentance, which are founded on the openness and sincerity of your confession.
The impression of my dream revived; and the words, "All these things have not brought thee to repentance," ran seriously through my thoughts.
She rose to her feet with modest dignity, and silently held out her hand in token that my repentance was accepted.
And here, shipmates, is true and faithful repentance; not clamorous for pardon, but grateful for punishment.
All her energies may be crushed under the despair and horror of herself, out of which the truest repentance grows.
And if only fate would have sent him repentance--burning repentance that would have torn his heart and robbed him of sleep, that repentance, the awful agony of which brings visions of hanging or drowning!
He satisfied his conscience by the more comfortable method of expressing his repentance only to the Almighty.