contrition


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sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

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     And no sign of contrition envices;
Saxon showed that the stab had gone home, and Mary was all contrition.
He was the idolized only son of a very wealthy and illiterate Government contractor, and attended the lectures only during the periodical fits of contrition following upon tearful paternal remonstrances.
And I said, Miss;' here Sissy fairly sobbed as confessing with extreme contrition to her greatest error; 'I said it was nothing.
I devoted myself to reclaim the otherwise predestined and lost boy; to give him the reputation of an honest origin; to bring him up in fear and trembling, and in a life of practical contrition for the sins that were heavy on his head before his entrance into this condemned world.
Your having interfered in this dear boy's behalf before,' said Rose; 'your coming here, at so great a risk, to tell me what you have heard; your manner, which convinces me of the truth of what you say; your evident contrition, and sense of shame; all lead me to believe that you might yet be reclaimed.
His face expressed contrition and indecision as he asked:
Yes, Philip," she said, with her childish contrition when he used to chide her, "you are right, I know.
But he never forgot or pardoned that circumstance of the shilling; holding that if he had come back to get another he would have done well enough, but that his returning to work out the former gift was a stain upon his moral character which no penitence or contrition could ever wash away.
Because, hundreds of thousands of wasted lives later, their contrition seems as empty as our credibility in the Arab world.
What I do believe is that there have to be certain acts of contrition and restitution on the Turkish side.
The lack of contrition from those involved is matched only by the failure of the financial sector to clean up its act.
But he's never, as far as I'm aware, expressed contrition for his own sucking up to the hated apartheid regime.
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.
But in a remarkable act of contrition before the Serie A clash with Empoli he walked all the way round the pitch at the San Siro and paused to bow down to every sector of the crowd.