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Judges have also pressured defendants to explain why they were in the building that day and express contrition, even if their plea agreements do not require such admissions.
D.C. JUDGES EXPRESS FRUSTRATION ABOUT POSSIBLE LENIENCY IN CAPITOL RIOT CASESRACHEL WEINERAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The contrition was short-lived though, as the artist deleted the apology a couple days later.
DABABY, BOOSIE AND HIP HOP’S LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH HOMOEROTICISMTIRHAKAH LOVEAUGUST 25, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Multiple dead bodies later, no contrition, no apologies, no acknowledgment of what they did.
NEVER FORGET FOX NEWS’S PROMOTION OF THE ‘BIG LIE’ERIK WEMPLEJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Abloh’s title for Evian was announced in 2018 and ironically wasn’t surprising considering his contrition to designing outside of the fashion realm.
VIRGIL ABLOH COLLABORATES WITH EVIAN WATER ON NEW DESIGNNANDI HOWARDJANUARY 7, 2021ESSENCE.COM
Declarations of contrition and of a determination to fix things on the part of military leaders are a start.
THE ARMY CAN’T REPEAT THE MISTAKES OF THE 1990S IF IT WANTS TO END SEXUAL ASSAULTDAVID FITZGERALDDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
His whilom arrogance was all fallen from him; he wore instead an air of extreme contrition.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
But she could scarcely see, and Gwynne with a contrition he had no intention of displaying offered to control the launch.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Harry was dismayed at his sister's condition, but the injustice of the wholesale reproach chased away contrition.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Miss Naylor made no reply to this, but vexedly cut off a sound rose, which she hastily picked up and regarded with contrition.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
Then she caught sight of his eyes, and leaned forward in sudden contrition.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
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