What does the word repentant mean?

Usage examples for repentant

  1. It needed only a friendly word from his wife and he would have thrown himself at her feet and wept like a repentant child. – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  2. She recalled his look of bewildered surprise, and how he, poor fellow, had tried to sulk- only a few hours later to come to her, as might have done a repentant child, with the words, " Have I offended you, dear love?" – Studies in love and in terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  3. All that she held unworthy in her she told this man; and the man, being an average man, listened, head bowed over her fragrant hair, adoring her, wretched in heart and soul with the heavy knowledge of all he dare not tell or forget or cleanse from him, kneeling repentant, in the sanctuary of her love and confidence. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
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