remorseful


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feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds

Synonyms for remorseful

feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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With these remorseful feelings, he lost no time in making the amplest apologies, and besought his friend still to continue the care which, if not successful in restoring him to health, had, in all probability, been the means of prolonging his feeble existence to that hour.
He spits them out with a remorseful air, for he feels that it is in his nature to be an unimprovable reprobate and that it's no good HIS trying to keep awake, for HE won't never know nothink.
When he had done yawning over his paper and scribbling short answers to his shorter letters, he spent the remainder of the morning and the whole of the afternoon in fidgeting about from room to room, watching the clouds, cursing the rain, alternately petting and teasing and abusing his dogs, sometimes lounging on the sofa with a book that he could not force himself to read, and very often fixedly gazing at me when he thought I did not perceive it, with the vain hope of detecting some traces of tears, or some tokens of remorseful anguish in my face.
But Recorder John Thackray told the 52-yearold: "I do not accept that you are remorseful.
REMORSEFUL But Jones still received a ban for driving while over the limit
He was arrested by police but is understood to have learning difficulties and is extremely remorseful for pointing the fake gun at the 999 crew.
Remorseful at being caught, presumably, because originally he said he had done nothing wrong and implied those who complained knew nothing about the sport and horses.
Now Johnston, who pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding on the basis he didn't realise he had the glass in his hand when he hit out, has been given a suspended prison sentence after a court heard it was out of character and he is extremely remorseful.
He was genuinely remorseful, was a man of good character, who not only had no previous convictions but who had contributed positively to his community.
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.
Reminiscing about the 2007 attack on her personal assistant with a cell phone, she said that she was remorseful and regretful and that she never wanted to be in that position again.
He added that Clarke was genuinely remorseful and accepted there was no excuse for his behaviour.
But he was prepared to accept belatedly that Jones was now remorseful for what he had done.
When questioned, the two were extremely apologetic and remorseful, but were also amazed they had been located.