And, eventually, who repented – famously on television during a remarkable series of interviews with David Frost.
Hindley claimed to have repented and this is why Longford campaigned against her life sentence, she explains.
“I have no doubt in my mind that these men have repented,” Barbour said in an appearance on Fox News.
What worries him is the idea of taking hope away from someone who has repented of a terrible deed he did decades earlier.
In 2007, Dowd publicly repented and said he was considering a life of missionary work.
They were so poor that I thought you would feel bound so to do, and, when they were gone, repented.
For he had long since repented of the lie he had told, and was clean again.
"You have never been lost to me," answered Madeleine involuntarily; but the words were hardly spoken when she repented them.
Let us hope, as Dick does, that the unhappy fellow has repented.'
Half of the following day had not passed before Lucile repented having told Cordie of her volunteer brother.
c.1300, "to feel such regret for sins or crimes as produces amendment of life," from Old French repentir (11c.), from re-, here probably an intensive prefix (see re-), + Vulgar Latin *penitire "to regret," from Latin poenitire "make sorry," from poena (see penal). The distinction between regret (q.v.) and repent is made in many modern languages, but the differentiation is not present in older periods. Related: Repented; repenting.