Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENITENTS

I thought I'd try the thing anyway, so I went to the penitents' bench.

The convent is a refuge for penitents, of whom some 230 are received.

I come to ask you the favour to receive me among your penitents.

The greatest of penitents said, “I turned my feet unto thy testimonies.”

The steward bore the message to him, while the twelve penitents waited at the ladder.

Mr. Lowington smiled, and directed the penitents to repair to the quarter-deck.

The confession-box was too hot, and the breath of the penitents offensive.

He was the first man to reach the altar when the invitation to penitents was given.

The Ramayana describes the abodes in the forest and the life of the penitents.

Penitents of love, a singular set of fanatics in France, I. 211.