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penitent
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • —I can make no submission—I am grown neither humble nor penitent by what has passed.
  • Tell her of my misery and my penitence—tell her that my heart was never inconstant to her, and if you will, that at this moment she is dearer to me than ever.
  • She felt all the force of that comparison; but not as her sister had hoped, to urge her to exertion now; she felt it with all the pain of continual self-reproach, regretted most bitterly that she had never exerted herself before; but it brought only the torture of penitence, without the hope of amendment.

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

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