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repentance Syllabification: re·pent·ance
Pronunciation: /rəˈpentəns/

Definition of repentance in English:


The action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse: each person who turns to God in genuine repentance and faith will be saved
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  • There was an expression of extreme repentance, sorrow and guilt upon his open face.
  • In the thirteenth century her character and role were significantly expanded to incorporate details of her life as a prostitute and her subsequent conversion and repentance.
  • The ruling principle is that fear of sin precedes love of God, which leads to repentance (contrition).

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