To think better of

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Often enough when the first of the month came round and I applied to him for my wage, he would only blow through his nose at me and stare me down, but before the week was out he was sure to think better of it, bring me my four-penny piece, and repeat his orders to look out for "the seafaring man with one leg."
"We are calling on the American authorities to think better of it and to return immediately the Russian diplomatic facilities.
If they do, they will almost immediately begin to think better of us.