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penitent
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • I saw them gradually worn down, whimpering, grovelling, weeping — and in the end it was not with pain or fear, only with penitence.
  • Always we shall have the heretic here at our mercy, screaming with pain, broken up, contemptible — and in the end utterly penitent, saved from himself, crawling to our feet of his own accord.

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  • When her anger passed, she was penitent.
  • If she’s truly penitent, you should forgive her.

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