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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.
"Tonscience p'icked her," murmured a contrite voice from behind the small hands pressed tightly over Pokey's red face.
A contrite heart and ten nobles to holy mother Church may stave off perdition; but he hath a pardon of the first degree, with a twenty-five livre benison, so that I doubt if he will so much as feel a twinge of purgatory.
I was not really angry: I felt for him all the time, and longed to be reconciled; but I determined he should make the first advances, or at least show some signs of an humble and contrite spirit first; for, if I began, it would only minister to his self-conceit, increase his arrogance, and quite destroy the lesson I wanted to give him.
'In that corner of the churchyard,' said the old gentleman, after a silence of a few moments, 'in that corner of the churchyard of which I have before spoken, there lies buried a man who was in my employment for three years after this event, and who was truly contrite, penitent, and humbled, if ever man was.
'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.
We offered first a prayer To Pluto and the goddess of cross-ways, With contrite hearts, to deprecate their ire.
This week, the country experienced, a heatwave The prophesy being, the future is looking grave This, being the effect of Climate Change Leaving the railways their schedules to re-arrange Too much heat this week, has been the railway's curse And, in the future, Climate Change will make the matter worse With tracks expanding and distorting, causing concern For Health and Safety reasons, train speeds had to downturn So, unless we get to grips with Climate Change The new, faster, rail service will not achieve its range Because, in the summer with the sun shining bright The new service will go much slower, making passengers contrite The question, is the money we are investing, right?