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contrite
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Wuthering Heights
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  • Papa said you would call,’ continued he, after recovering a little from Catherine’s embrace; while she stood by looking very contrite.

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  • She apologized, but didn’t seem genuinely contrite.
  • Even after the jury found her guilty, she showed no sign of contrition.

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