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Remorse

See also Regret.
Ayenbite of Inwit (Remorse of Conscience)
Middle English version of medieval moral treatise, c. 1340. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 74]
Deianira
commits suicide out of remorse for unwittingly having killed husband, Hercules. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 709]
Hermione
commits suicide upon the funeral pyre of her beloved Pyrrhus for having instigated his murder. [Fr. Drama: Racine Andromaque]
Jocasta
commits suicide when she realizes she has married son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
Lord Jim
tormented by his memory of having saved himself from a sinking ship with 800 Muslims aboard. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Conrad Lord Jim in Magill I, 522]
Manfred
magician, living alone in an Alpine castle, broods on his alienation from mankind and on his destruction of the woman he loved. [Br. Poetry: Byron “Manfred”]
Mannon, Orin
crazed by guilt for inciting mother’s suicide. [Am. Lit.: Mourning Becomes Electra]
Oedipus
blinds self upon learning of his crimes. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
Othello
commits suicide from guilt for wife’s murder. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"You are genuinely remorseful, bitterly regretting the manner of your driving which, while neither planned nor premeditated, was undoubtedly reckless and immature.
Aguirre said we should 'celebrate our deliverance from sin by the ultimate sacrifice on the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ' by taking 'this golden opportunity to be truly remorseful for all the sins of commission and omission we have committed.'
REMORSEFUL But Jones still received a ban for driving while over the limit
Paul Dentith, defending, said: "He apologised and was remorseful when police told him what he had done."
Acting in her defence, lawyer Craig Hutchinson said she'd known the couple for 14 years and was remorseful.
According to her statement aired today, the remorseful host said that she along with the entire team feels sorry and tenders an apology for the circumstances that were triggered unintentionally due to the content of the program broadcast yesterday.
Everyone's angry at Bianca for kicking Terry out so a remorseful Bianca apologises.
Attorney says Barber "remorseful" while Fed drops 24 other counts.
The family of the suspect in the recent Guam rampage that left three Japanese dead and 11 others injured is remorseful for the tragedy, a local official said Saturday.
"Intellectually he had to be remorseful, but emotionally he couldn't do it.