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synonyms for penitents

  • lost lamb
  • magdalen
  • penitent
  • prodigal
  • prodigal returned
  • returnee
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How to use penitents in a sentence

They that continue in their evil ways shall be punished: but true penitents shall receive a blessing.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Thiegaud's daughter came early in the morning, as so many other penitents do, to consult me on a case of conscience.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
He was a gaunt and humorous man, ready to drag out from his penitents their very souls.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
Penitents moved toward them to force a passage and they, perceiving his dark intention, good-humoredly made way for him.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
Opinions as to the wisdom of giving such manuals to penitents are certainly very divergent.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
He said: "The Church forbids sin, and penitents when they receive Absolution undertake to avoid the occasions of sin."
PASSING BYMAURICE BARING
Such gentle penitents as dreamed of a world pure, faithful, and good, made of Jeanne their saint and their prophetess.
THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC, VOL. 1 AND 2 (OF 2)ANATOLE FRANCE
In a few days the town of Brussels swarmed with ash-gray garments such as were usually worn by mendicant friars and penitents.
THE REVOLT OF THE NETHERLANDS, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
The images of the Virgin and saints received from wealthy penitents many costly garments, besides money and lands.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
After this, we saw in the streets a long procession, including penitents, who were fettered with chains.
RECOLLECTIONS OF A LONG LIFEJOHN STOUGHTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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