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contrite

Theol remorseful for past sin and resolved to avoid future sin
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     And no sign of contrition envices;
feigned to be in a paroxysm of terror and contrition, occasioned by the dignity of my appearance.
And, even although surprised, and, to a certain extent, detected, Albert Malvoisin listened with such respect and apparent contrition to the rebuke of his Superior, and made such haste to reform the particulars he censured, succeeded, in fine, so well in giving an air of ascetic devotion to a family which had been lately devoted to license and pleasure, that Lucas Beaumanoir began to entertain a higher opinion of the Preceptor's morals, than the first appearance of the establishment had inclined him to adopt.
A large and still increasing family, an husband disabled for active service, but not the less equal to company and good liquor, and a very small income to supply their wants, made her eager to regain the friends she had so carelessly sacrificed; and she addressed Lady Bertram in a letter which spoke so much contrition and despondence, such a superfluity of children, and such a want of almost everything else, as could not but dispose them all to a reconciliation.
I could see by the expression of the old man's face that my words had hurt him; but I noticed that he didn't offer to get in himself, and so I felt less contrition than I might otherwise.
Too much of baseness already lay at the threshold of his conscience for him ever to hope entirely to redeem himself; but in the first, sudden burst of contrition the man conceived an honest intention to undo, in so far as lay within his power, the evil that his criminal avarice had brought upon this sweet and unoffending woman.
All of it is symbolic of our repentance for our sins and contrition and in preparation for our eventual death.
While perfect contrition is more desirable, imperfect contrition or attrition (the fear of punishment in this life or the hereafter) is sufficient for a valid confession.
In spite of the many lives still being lost, including those of British servicemen, Blair shows no contrition, and tells us to 'rejoice'.
With elite members of the Boston songwriters posse--including Mark Erelli and Jennifer Kimball--on backing vocals, Curtis's nimble alto measures multiple moods, from the pained contrition she voices to her lover in "Hold On" to the lonely soul-mining in "Saint Lucy.
These layers, borrowed from Aquinas, include a process of contrition (empathy toward the victims and recognition of the need to change), confession (via individuals and groups who act both as confessor and "reality checks"), satisfaction (actions taken to heal the wound towards the battered, the batterer, and the community, with an eye toward keeping the victims safe) and absolution (declaring God's love and mercy, along with a call for never-ending vigilance and responsibility).
And contrition for serious errors of judgment on the part of church hierarchy and appeals for public forgiveness have been replaced by countercharges of culpability aimed at the victims and their families.