Act of Contrition

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Act of Contrition

prayer of atonement said after making one’s confession. [Christianity: Misc.]
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To what extent this requires the pregnant woman to experience certain acts of contrition or guilt remains to be understood.
That said, the players involved are starting off the spring with acts of contrition and promises to rededicate their efforts toward the team's success.
It also has seven acts of contrition to choose from, all for 1.99 dollars.
Formica's apology follows similar acts of contrition in China and the US by Akio Toyoda, the company's president, in the past week.
Any acts of contrition are useless unless paired with reparation.
But as acts of contrition go, it was an apology of an apology.
Apologies in Law attempts not only to make explicit the various kinds of hidden meaning in acts of contrition by legal actors, but also to empower legal actors with tools to evaluate the apologies given and received in law and law-like environments.
In his Notebook on the absence of an exit strategy in Iraq, Lewis Lapham [January] writes that Brent Scowcroft, John Kerry, George Packer, and others are working from the "same script" and performing "acts of contrition." What does Scowcroft have to be contrite about?
Somewhere between the "bashing" and "acts of contrition" there's a third more joyful and celebratory voice as found in "Citrus City." Here the speaker devours an orange en route to see his lover.
Acts of contrition are an integral part of domestic abuse, so they constitute "extreme cruelty" under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Ninth Circuit has ruled.
Secondly, the authors recognize that forgiveness takes various forms and thus plan to examine the relative effects on psychological distress of unconditional forgiveness and forgiveness contingent on acts of contrition. Lastly, the authors examine the factors contributing to the requirement that transgressors performs acts of contrition and speculate that participants who feel forgiven by God may be more likely to forgive unconditionally.