verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of relent
OTHER WORDS FROM relentre·lent·ing·ly, adverbnon·re·lent·ing, adjectiveun·re·lent·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for relent
It wasn’t until the race’s final months — “unwillingly and only under severe pressure” from his campaign managers, as one newspaper story put it — that he relented and installed one at his farm near Germantown.The strange, one-of-a-kind political campaign that almost landed Walter Johnson in Congress|Frederic J. Frommer|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Democrats initially resisted on grounds that the hearing was politically charged — and too close to the election — though they later relented.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown|Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin|October 28, 2020|Washington Post
Rudin initially relented, but eventually pulled out of the project after a long list of directors also declined.Rupert Everett reminds us homophobia persists in Hollywood|John Paul King|October 10, 2020|Washington Blade
During a stretch of big trail efforts this summer, I finally relented and felt no embarrassment—only comfort, satiation, and hydration.
"I don't believe I quite meant it, do you know," says Julia, relenting.Portia|Duchess
For a moment Annie showed signs of relenting, but as her glance fell upon the dress again, she hardened.Much Ado About Peter|Jean Webster
The goddess, relenting, changed Arachne into a spider, and she continues her weaving to this day.The Spell of Belgium|Isabel Anderson
She glanced up quickly in his face for some sign of relenting.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
All wounds have scars, but that of fantasy; all affections their relenting, but that of womankind.Raleigh|Edmund Gosse