It was a good deal for a Madigan—the nearest they ever got to mea culpa: they were not Christians.
Go to confession, get down on my marrow-bones and say 'mea culpa'?
Could I do anything but pity her when she cried peccavi, mea culpa, mea culpa.
And with him all knelt a long while, each repeating his mea culpa.
He closeth his eyes and saith his mea culpa and setteth all his hopes in God.
He stretched out his arms above them, and the Franks alighted and knelt on the ground, crying, "Mea culpa!"
Then Oliver alighted from his horse, and couching upon the red earth, cried aloud his Mea Culpa.
For this, I can only beat my breast violently and mutter mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
So determined is her aspect that Geoffrey shows the white feather, and, crying "mea culpa," beats a hasty retreat.
He tried to confess his sins; to say mea culpa, but his one thought was of thanksgiving.