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contrite
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Bleak House
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  • It was necessary for her mistress to comfort her—which she did, I must say, with a good deal of contrition—before she could be got beyond this.

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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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