Thesaurus / contrite
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
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?
"These must be the legacy to our children," was the reply, in a grave and almost contrite tone.
That we may find thy mercy: nevertheless, in a contrite heart and humble spirit let us be accepted.
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.
Now the doctor was contrite and heavy at heart at his cruel conduct; walking about—just think!
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
She would rather have walked home with Sara, but she was very contrite over Jim's lonely afternoon, so she promised.
STILL JIMHONOR WILLSIE MORROW
WORDS RELATED TO CONTRITE
- in error
- in the wrong
- on one's head
- out of line
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