Remorse or contrition for past conduct or sin. See Synonyms at penitence.(noun)
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Use "repentance" in a sentence
"I would wish to be understood that whenever repentance is spoken of as a creature act, originating in creature agency, it is represented directly contrary to the scripture sense as expressed in Acts v. 31, "Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a _Prince_ and a _Saviour_, for to _give repentance_ to Israel and forgiveness of sins.""
"Traditional language might use the term repentance."
""Will what you call repentance restore a rotten constitution?""