contriteness


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Synonyms for contriteness

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sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

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Pipe's contriteness was perhaps the more surprising, since he had taken such a strong stand over his refusal to allow horses to enter the racecourse dope-box that it appeared nothing short of long-term disciplinary action would have moved him.
Slattery's first post-election letter to Moran conveyed a mixture of contriteness and apprehension.
In the case of our Working Party we were so horrified by our public vehemence that contriteness and humility descended on our labours.
Abe demonstrated his contriteness by telling a joke about Arabs.