2. Verb. (third-person singular of relent) ¹
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Definition of Relents
1. relent [v] - See also: relent
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Literary usage of Relents
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1. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames (1807)
"... and a time ought to be cho- fen when the principal action relents *. ... of Achilles is properly introduced at a time when the action relents, ..."
2. The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783 by Moses Coit Tyler (1897)
"... Independence nearly a year before its official proclamation—He predicts American national greatness—He relents in favor of reconciliation with England. ..."
3. The Connoisseur by George Colman, B. Thornton (1903)
"... and tells us that Edmund, the hero, exhibits " a new stroke of double passion," having the right hand clenched in anger, while the left hand relents. ..."
4. Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion, and Other Various by John Strype (1824)
"64 Anthony Fitzherbert, a popish gentleman in the gaol at Darby) to the earl of Shrewsbury; relents, and prays favour from his imprisonment. ..."
5. Outing (1892)
"She looks down upon him and half relents, then spurns him, then recalls, and finally opens wide her arms and enfolds him. The crowd sat all this time in ..."
6. The Real Shelley: New Views of the Poet's Life by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1885)
"... Terms—Shelley offers Terms to his Father—The Squire's Indignation—He relents— He makes Shelley a Liberal Allowance—Lady Shelley's Misrepresentations—The ..."