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contrite
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Catch-22
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  • He greeted Milo jovially each time they met and, in an excess of contrite generosity, impulsively recommended Major Major for promotion.
  • ’I’m sorry,’ the chaplain apologized contritely.
  • Milo responded contritely.
  • Yossarian took her in his arms and hugged her with gentle, contrite affection.
  • ’What the hell are you getting so upset about?’ he asked her bewilderedly in a tone of contrite amusement.

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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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