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contrite

Theol remorseful for past sin and resolved to avoid future sin
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"It's small," Maureen said contritely. "I probably shouldn't have bought it, really.
Contritely, Case 1 reduced his dose to 4 pumps but a month later felt no better, as confirmed by blood tests using ED/MS to rule out more immune interference.
Uberto didn't come down contritely asking my forgiveness, as I expected.
Yes, the debt repayments could have been rescheduled if Athens played ball and acted contritely. It hasn't.
If there was a difference in how different administrations dealt with Israel, the difference was in degree not in kind, say, as a case in point, when President Eisenhower in 1956 chose a muscular policy by ordering Israel out of Sinai and, conversely, when in 1977 President Carter chose a wimpy policy by declaring contritely (after being challenged about his call for a "Palestinian homeland") that "I would rather commit political suicide than hurt Israel." But American support of, even subservience to, Israel has never wavered over the years.
Power utilized for advancement of organization will have clear positive effects, contritely to the one who used it for building himself.
And should we have terribly failed their mothers--consenting to, if not actively encouraging them to abort--we can only contritely ask for forgiveness for having not answered the call.
Contritely rejecting a media observation that New Delhi has failed to flex its muscles on major issues, Singh said, "India has shown spine ever since it got independence in 1947.
Evidence also highlights the fact that poor adherence to ART treatment regimens has serious consequences7 like, viral resistance, hospital admissions and opportunistic infections.8 contritely, only one-third of the patients suffering from HIV/AIDS take their medication as prescribed.9
Contritely, I shook his hand, leaving behind a souvenir picture of Andy Jackson, a pittance compared to my embarrassment.
Called on the carpet for this shortcoming, the president contritely addressed the OCC after the panic had abated.
Contritely, after the Civil War, Whitman secures the border, making the nation's neighbor to the south exempt from continental Manifest Destiny after all.