Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Not penitent; hardened; obdurate.

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Usage examples "impenitent":

  1. Felonies included breach of prison, hunting by night with painted faces, taking horses to Scotland, stealing of hawks' eggs, stealing cattle, highway robbery, robbing on the sea, robbing houses, letting out of ponds, cutting of purses, deer- stealing at night, conjuring and witchcraft, diminution of coin, counterfeiting of coins, and impenitent roguery and idleness. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. This is, indeed a formidable " obstacle:" and I admit, that it is as much more difficult for the impenitent slaveholder to surmount it, than it would be if there were but one million of slaves, as it is for the impenitent thief to restore the money he has stolen, than it would be, if the sum were one third as great. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. Brooke died in about half an hour from the time of the doctor's arrival The murderer remained impenitent to the last, and opened his mouth only once to utter an oath. - "A Boy's Voyage Round the World", The Son of Samuel Smiles.