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repentance

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Noun
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re=pent=ance
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24 in 24 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses) (in NT : 21 in 21 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

repentancen. [F. repentance.].
     The act of repenting, or the state of being penitent; sorrow for what one has done or omitted to do; especially, contrition for sin.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation."  [1913 Webster]
    "Repentance is a change of mind, or a conversion from sin to God."  [1913 Webster]
    "Repentance is the relinquishment of any practice from the conviction that it has offended God. Sorrow, fear, and anxiety are properly not parts, but adjuncts, of repentance; yet they are too closely connected with it to be easily separated."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Contrition; regret; penitence; contriteness; compunction. See Contrition.

DEVIL DICTIONARY

repentance

n. The faithful attendant and follower of Punishment. It is usually manifest in a degree of reformation that is not inconsistent with continuity of sin.


Desirous to avoid the pains of Hell,
You will repent and join the Church, Parnell?
How needless! -- Nick will keep you off the coals
And add you to the woes of other souls.
Jomater Abemy

THESAURUS

repentance

Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, abject apology, apology, asceticism, attrition, change of heart, cold purgatorial fires, compunction, contriteness, contrition, deathbed repentance, fasting, flagellation, hair shirt, heartfelt apology, lustration, maceration, mea culpa, mortification, penance, penitence, penitential act, penitential exercise, penitently, purgation, purgatory, reformation, remorse, rue, ruth, sackcloth and ashes, saeta, wearing a hairshirt

ROGET THESAURUS

repentance

Tergiversation

N tergiversation, change of mind, change of intention, change of purpose, afterthought, tergiversation, recantation, palinode, palinody, renunciation, abjuration, abjurement, defection, going over, apostasy, retraction, retractation, withdrawal, disavowal, revocation, revokement, reversal, repentance, redintegratio amoris, coquetry, vacillation, backsliding, volte-face, turn coat, turn tippet, rat, apostate, renegade, convert, pervert, proselyte, deserter, backslider, blackleg, crawfish, scab, mugwump, recidivist, time server, time pleaser, timist, Vicar of Bray, trimmer, ambidexter, weathercock, Janus, changeful, irresolute, ductile, slippery as an eel, trimming, ambidextrous, timeserving, coquetting, revocatory, reactionary, a change came o'er the spirit of my dream.

Penitence

N penitence, contrition, compunction, repentance, remorse, regret, self-reproach, self-reproof, self-accusation, self-condemnation, self-humiliation, stings of conscience, pangs of conscience, qualms of conscience, prickings of conscience, twinge of conscience, twitch of conscience, touch of conscience, voice of conscience, compunctious visitings of nature, acknowledgment, confession, apology, recantation, penance, resipiscence, awakened conscience, deathbed repentance, locus paenitentiae, stool of repentance, cuttystool, penitent, repentant, Magdalen, prodigal son, a sadder and a wiser man, penitent, repenting, repentant, contrite, conscience- smitten, conscience-stricken, self-accusing, self-convicted, penitential, penitentiary, reclaimed, reborn, not hardened, unhardened, mea culpa, peccavi, erubuit, salva res est, Tu l'as voulu, Georges Dandin, and wet his grave with my repentant tears.


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