Meaning: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
The officer retired confounded, humiliated, and repentant.
I think, then, that the part of the repentant man, and not the part of God, in the sending away of sins, is intended here.
"I won't be half a moment," said the repentant father, hastening up-stairs to go through his ordinary dressing arrangement.
But I've been searching my mind since, and going over things in it, and I find that I'm not a bit sorry or repentant really, so it's no earthly good saying I am; now, is it?'
He felt when there as the accustomed but repentant dram-drinker might feel, when, having resolved to abstain, he is called upon to sit with the full glass offered before his lips.
But Mrs. Wardour's letter was kind-perhaps a little repentant; it is hard to say, for ten persons will repent of a sin for one who will confess it--I do not mean to the priest--that may be an easy matter, but to the only one who has a claim to the confession, namely, the person wronged.