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How to use contriteness in a sentence

What could he do but kiss her quivering lips and smile at the whimsical way in which she expressed her contriteness?
DOROTHY'S TRAVELSEVELYN RAYMOND
"Oh, I hope I ain't been too familiar," he added, with sudden contriteness.
THE INDISCREET LETTERELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
(Worship God in spirit and with the contriteness of thy spirit).
THE YOGA-VASISHTHA MAHARAMAYANA OF VALMIKI, VOL. 3 (OF 4) PART 2 (OF 2)VALMIKI
When he had caught up with her, his contriteness was such that she was willing to believe he had not meant to insult her.
A MODERN CHRONICLE, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
But, instead of saying that, he stood looking at me, with a tragically humble sort of contriteness.
THE PRAIRIE MOTHERARTHUR STRINGER
"Yes, it's very thoughtless of us," murmured Neil with deep contriteness.
BEHIND THE LINERALPH HENRY BARBOUR
"I am inexcusably awkward," he avowed with engaging contriteness.
THE LIGHTED MATCHCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
There was no contriteness in his heart; no impression had been made upon him.
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
Dr. Bemis's voice changed from harsh tenseness to contriteness.
UNTHINKABLEROGER PHILLIPS GRAHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRITENESS

  • attrition
  • compunction
  • conscience
  • contriteness
  • contrition
  • grief
  • guilt
  • penitence
  • penitency
  • regret
  • remorse
  • rue
  • ruth
  • self-reproach
  • sorriness
  • sorrow
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