contrition

[ kuhn-trish-uhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF contrition
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In my contrition I had put forth my hand as I moved toward him.

Humiliation and contrition have ever been the conditions of revival.

May I ask,” she said, with some contrition roused by his care of her, “where you are going?

I will wait while you make an act of contrition for your sins.

But he saw nothing back of the letter but friendship and contrition.

In an instant the mockery in him was quenched in contrition.

Write to her if you will—make your act of contrition by letter.

What expressions of contrition could have served me without a purpose of amendment?

Her behaviour in prison was with the utmost signs of contrition.

Nor would she let him see that she understood the contrition working in him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, contrycyun, from Old French contriciun (Modern French contrition) and directly from Latin contritionem (nominative contritio), noun of action from past participle stem of conterere (see contrite).

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