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And, eventually, who repented – famously on television during a remarkable series of interviews with David Frost.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What worries him is the idea of taking hope away from someone who has repented of a terrible deed he did decades earlier.When Salinger Spoke Out: A Rare 1959 Public Letter Against Life in Prison|Nicolaus Mills|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I have no doubt in my mind that these men have repented,” Barbour said in an appearance on Fox News.Haley Barbour’s Last-Minute Pardons Hurt the GOP’s Law-and-Order Image|Linda Killian|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hindley claimed to have repented and this is why Longford campaigned against her life sentence, she explains.
In 2007, Dowd publicly repented and said he was considering a life of missionary work.
An evil action may not be repeated, and can be repented of; but evil thoughts generate all evil actions.Resurrection|Leo Tolstoy
It would have been more honest and more manly if you had declared at once that you repented of your engagement.The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
By the time that they reached Anglebury he repented having given way so far as to withhold a direct refusal.The Hand of Ethelberta|Thomas Hardy
It was such a grim sort of an oh that I repented some more, though indeed it was not necessary.Beatrice Leigh at College|Julia Augusta Schwartz
"Oh, it is not that I have repented of my evil deed, Olive," she returned.The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge|Margaret Vandercook