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Synonyms for contritely

in a rueful manner

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It's my older brother's," I said contritely, allowing tears to form in my eyes and slide gently down my cheek in what I hoped was a picture of abject misery and fear.
Forgiveness may be initiated by-reasoning, simply experiencing positive other-oriented emotions toward the transgressor, acting kindly toward the transgressor, or having the transgressor act contritely or in a way that provokes empathy, sympathy, compassion, or love.
Upon hearing this, I quickly but politely denied that I was under the influence and calmly explained the reasons for my erratic driving, apologizing contritely.
What happened is I rushed and did not write down the result before announcing it," he said, contritely.
They do eventually meet again and Jacob contritely faces Esau, who has decided to forgive his brother.
with him on that fateful night did the trick, where, wearing only my jim-jams, I told him he needed to sort his head out and he contritely and solemnly agreed he was wasting his talent.
In his distinctly northern way, this lad from Leeds - to whom he contritely returned library books 25 years overdue in a pantechnicon - was a constant child.
One particular student who was suspended, eventually returned contritely to pass with honours.
Half an hour later, the third-floor gentleman arrives contritely.
These wild speculations were broadly ridiculed while, at the same time, contritely praised for offering explanations based on invisible objects.