contriteness


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sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

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Yet throughout their history, their willingness to gamble away their inheritances, produce strings of illegitimate children and partake of a hedonistic lifestyle of drink - and, later, drug-fuelled decadence without any regard for the consequences or even the faintest degree of contriteness, almost beggars belief.
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.