contrition


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sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

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Defence solicitor Nia Dawson described it as "a very regrettable incident" and that Shenouda, of Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, had shown genuine contrition.
Yet, despite the contrition of eruv committee member Eli Eisenberg at a heated public meeting last Tuesday, rancor has not subsided in this tight-knit bedroom community of 15,000 in eastern Ventura County.
Still, he kept alive his goal of being a great writer, and his contrition for his lapses was real and constant.
Conservative AM David Davies, a longstanding critic of Elwa, said, 'From any other minister we might have expected a note of contrition that a body you yourself set up has been irresponsible with taxpayers' money.
When I point out that I'm actually a guy, people go into some terrible genuflection of apology and contrition, like they just said the worst possible thing to me.
The Parole Board ruled earlier this year he was not eligible for release any sooner after considering reports that he showed no contrition for shooting the 16year-old, Fred Barras, who had broken into Martin's Norfolk farmhouse in August 1999.
Mark Winstanley's callous comment in an attempt to equate tragedy with humour shows a disregard for human life and it is to be hoped, if he has one speck of contrition, any fee he may have received is donated to charity.
Only when he turned to God for inspiration was he able to find the strength to admit to the `arrogance, superior attitude and selfishness' which he had as a white man, and to ask for forgiveness from the prisoners under his command in an act ofpublic contrition.
WHEN Nigel Pearson allegedly told a Leicester fan to 'f*** off and die' during the defeat by Liverpool, we expected an insincere, ghostwritten statement of contrition to emerge from the club.
This robotic public servant, who has shown no sign of contrition for failing that baby boy, has the audacity to play the victim, bleating about her job prospects.
No sign of contrition, no sign of having "turned a corner", no sign of an "attitude completely changed".
First the home secretary Jacqui Smith seems to advocate knife-wielding thugs pay a hospital visit to victims, presumably bringing grapes and contrition rather than a nine-inch blade.
His resignation would have shown character and contrition.
And a little contrition for a shambles would not be out of place either.