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Definition of "impenitence" [im•pen•i•tence]

  • The property of being impenitent, of lacking penitence, of not being regretful of wrongs done. (noun)

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Use "impenitence" in a sentence
  • "-- That this expresses a positive divine act, by which those who wilfully close their eyes and harden their hearts against the truth are judicially shut up in their unbelief and impenitence, is admitted by all candid critics [as Olshausen], though many of them think it necessary to contend that this is in no way inconsistent with the liberty of the human will, which of course it is not."
  • "See how the impenitence is described (v. 7): They return not from their ways, the ways of their own hearts, into the ways of God's commandments again."
  • "Wilful impenitence is the grossest self-murder; and that is a horrible thing, which we should abhor the thought of."