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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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remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent."
There is no history to show that she did not repent. But the cruelest habit the modern prophecy-savans have, is that one of coolly and arbitrarily fitting the prophetic shirt on to the wrong man.
They would coolly skip over our age of the world, and say: "Smyrna was not faithful unto death, and so her crown of life was denied her; Ephesus repented, and lo!
"Oh, yes; oh, yes, I do indeed repent." And he struck his breast with his emaciated fist.
"Well, I hope you'll repent to good purpose," said Marilla severely, "and that you've got your eyes opened to where your vanity has led you, Anne.
He repented that he had writ to Sophia in the manner we have seen above; but he repented more that he had made use of the interval of his messenger's absence to write and dispatch a letter to Mr Allworthy, in which he had faithfully promised and bound himself to quit all thoughts of his love.
Remember, if you please, your interest, your duty, your moral obligations, your filial affections, and all that sort of thing, which it is so very delightful and charming to reflect upon; or you will repent it.'
'I shall never repent the preservation of my self-respect, sir,' said Edward.
How beautiful to Allah are the words of the one who repents: "O Allah, I ask You by Your power and by my own shame to have mercy on me.
Jonah 3:1-5,10 and Mark 1:14-20--Nineveh repents and God relents, followed by Jesus calling people to repent, then calling Simon and Andrew to leave their nets and become fishers of men.
The holy scriptures tell us there's more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over those who have no reason to repent.
My parents are big Christians and when I said their behaviour wasn't fair, all my dad said was that there's more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 who don't need to repent.