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penitential

Chiefly RC Church a book or compilation of instructions for confessors
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Ultimately, satisfaction of all kinds eludes Faustus: his appetitive dissatisfaction is 'a corollary to what he senses as his inability to make satisfaction penitentially' (55), and his despair reflects contemporary uncertainties about Christ's own expiatory satisfaction: how it works, and how sinners might gain access to it.
Merkel penitentially made reference to November 9th's shared anniversary with 'Kristallnacht,' the 1938 Nazi pogrom against Jews and synagogues, which she condemned as a 'day of shame and disgrace'.
Many a disguised Tory has lately shown his head, that shall penitentially solemnize with curses the day on which Howe arrived upon the Delaware....