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Let your name be mentioned in the Gazette, and I'll engage the old father relents towards you:"
If Miss Crawley did not forgive them at present, she might at least relent on a future day.
This seemed to make some impression upon the savage; for, after a little more ferocity and chasing of the maiden into corners, he began to relent, and stroked his face several times with his right thumb and four fingers, thereby intimating that he was struck with admiration of the maiden's beauty.
Hearken, King, reflect, we pray thee, but not stubborn but relent.
I was beginning to relent towards my wretched partner; to pity his forlorn, comfortless condition, unalleviated as it is by the consolations of intellectual resources and the answer of a good conscience towards God; and to think I ought to sacrifice my pride, and renew my efforts once again to make his home agreeable and lead him back to the path of virtue; not by false professions of love, and not by pretended remorse, but by mitigating my habitual coldness of manner, and commuting my frigid civility into kindness wherever an opportunity occurred; and not only was I beginning to think so, but I had already begun to act upon the thought - and what was the result?
The justice which Mr Allworthy had executed on Partridge at first met with universal approbation; but no sooner had he felt its consequences, than his neighbours began to relent, and to compassionate his case; and presently after, to blame that as rigour and severity which they before called justice.
One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind; I dare say a prisoner begins to relent towards his prison, after he is let out.
That it could soften or relent, appeared next to impossible.
Summary: Pressure on embattled Turkish lira relents in response to aggressive monetary tightening last month.
When Forlarin finally relents and allows Femi to exert his independence, Femi associates with dangerous teenagers who convince him to join their gang.