Origin of relent
OTHER WORDS FROM relentre·lent·ing·ly, adverbnon·re·lent·ing, adjectiveun·re·lent·ed, adjective
How to use relent in a sentence
Democrats had been pushing for the change, and Republicans, who had been opposed, relented after Chafin’s death.Northam calls for end to death penalty, addressing racial inequity as lawmakers return to Richmond|Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
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.
For an instant she stood and looked at her husband, in what might have been relenting or anticipation of the road she had to take.Country Neighbors|Alice Brown
No relenting on the part of the Rebels, but savage, infuriate joy at the sight of the warm heart's blood of their victims!The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
Is there no pity, no relenting ruth, Points to the parents fondling o'er their child?The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
The boys came rather sheepishly to see him off; but he would make no show of relenting.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
The strangest thing of all to me,” Mrs. Halliday declared, “is his relenting toward his daughter after all these years.A Bookful of Girls|Anna Fuller