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Now in his 40s, Joseph is not just contrite, but also, by all accounts, reformed.
PBS'S FASCINATING PHILLY D.A. POSES A CRUCIAL, TIMELY QUESTION: CAN OUR BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM REALLY BE FIXED?JUDY BERMANAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
Yarrow told me that the past outcries have prompted him to become more introspective, contrite, and make a concerted effort to model better behavior.
THE ETHICS OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHYMIKE KOSHMRLAPRIL 14, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
"These must be the legacy to our children," was the reply, in a grave and almost contrite tone.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
That we may find thy mercy: nevertheless, in a contrite heart and humble spirit let us be accepted.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
She stood now before Kitty of "a humble and a contrite heart," and made no reply at all to the implied challenge.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
I ought to add that he has tried to make reparation, and is apparently contrite to the limit of his penitential capacity.
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
"It was all my fault," exclaimed David, in a contrite voice.
GRACE HARLOWE'S PLEBE YEAR AT HIGH SCHOOLJESSIE GRAHAM FLOWER
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
Guard against falling into the misfortune of trusting our human reason, be contrite in heart and in spirit.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRITE

  • abject
  • apologetic
  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • conscience-stricken
  • contrite
  • penitential
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • rueful
  • sorry
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