contrite


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contrite

Theol remorseful for past sin and resolved to avoid future sin
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So spake our Father penitent, nor EVE Felt less remorse: they forthwith to the place Repairing where he judg'd them prostrate fell Before him reverent, and both confess'd Humbly thir faults, and pardon beg'd, with tears VVatering the ground, and with thir sighs the Air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign Of sorrow unfeign'd, and humiliation meek.
And when the Mary Anne returned with you on board, instead of a letter to say what a contrite heart you had, and how happy you were in the situation that had been provided for you, I was amused--exceedingly amused.
Seeing that he really was out of temper, Jo, who knew how to manage him, assumed a contrite expression, and going artistically down upon her knees, said meekly, "Please forgive me for being so cross.
But =Thou= hast said, the blood of goat, The flesh of rams, I will not prize; A contrite heart, and humble thought, Are mine accepted sacrifice.
As you have taken up the cross, and become a follower of good and an eschewer of evil, I trust I shall see you before the altar, with a contrite heart and a meek spirit.
I felt humble and contrite, and was aware of a sweet feeling that Ernest was a sort of father confessor.
Probably, the tyranny has entrenched a fear in minds of the girls that makes them contrite of being born girls.
He was contrite, fully contrite, crying on my shoulder when I dealt with him.
A contrite and remorseful William Buick last night vowed not to repeat the behaviour that has left Godolphin without his services for almost the whole of July following an unsuccessful appeal in France.
The door to heaven is a broken and contrite heart and getting there is often painful.
I hope the period of supervision will be used effectively to deter further offences and make them really contrite.
So Messrs Mitchell and Mellor should be truly shameful and contrite at their outbursts.