He expressed no regret for what he had done which satisfied her; his style was not penitent, but haughty.
Austen, Jane -- Pride and Prejudice
She looks perfectly timid, dejected, and penitent.
Austen, Jane -- Lady Susan
...brought here to be penitent, because this is a Penitentiary and you are supposed to repent while in it,
Margaret Atwood -- Alias Grace
The fellow was still alive, which was a disappointment, in one way; and yet it was pleasant to see him, all in penitential plasters.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
As it turns out, though, betrayal can also breed penitents, shrewd minor politicians, and ghosts.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
...I lay there, penitently whispering, "O God bless him!"
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
As for the moral turpitude that man unveiled to me, even with tears of penitence, I cannot, even in memory, dwell on it without a start of horror.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
...and she carried a candle in the penitential parades, side by side with ladies who had nothing to regret but an outburst of temper and a furtive glance into Descartes.
Thornton Wilder -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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On Holy Thursday, I brought my pan and towels along with the other penitents for washing the feet of the parishioners at the door of the church.
Julia Alvarez -- In the Time of the Butterflies
Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?
William Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure
Other penitents are waiting outside.
David Almond -- Clay
Is there no good penitence but it be public?
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
Is there no reality in the penitence thus sealed and witnessed by good works?
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
I hope we were equally penitent;
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice
Mournful penitence appeared on every feature.
Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Anne Of Green Gables
...he must crawl like a bug between the rows of lettuce, he must bend his back and pull his long bag between the cotton rows, he must go on his knees like a penitent across a cauliflower patch.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
He ran as if to bring me aid. And I was penitent; for in my heart I had always despised him a little.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
He stood sober and penitent, his hands in the pockets of his trousers, as he stared right at Diana.
Jodi Picoult -- Nineteen Minutes
"It is never too late," said Rose, "for penitence and atonement."
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
He had been full of his own penitence and resolution to...
George Eliot -- Silas Marner
they being penitent,
William Shakespeare -- The Tempest
"Sorry," Alice said, not sounding in the least bit penitent.
Stephenie Meyer -- Eclipse
Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief.
Charles Dickens -- A Christmas Carol
"Yes, please, but I never will again," and he went down upon his knees, with a penitent clasping of hands, and a face full of mischief, mirth, and triumph.
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
"I don’t know what came over me," I blurted, penitent.
Kamala Markandaya -- Nectar in a Sieve
sitting here with her head bowed over the sewing machine like a penitent,
Stephen King -- Carrie
Penitence is described ... as the bewailing of sin that has been wrought, with the purpose never again to do that thing, or any other thing which a man should bewail;
Geoffrey Chaucer -- The Canterbury Tales
And so he had hung up and that was when the cramps had come, hitting him like lightning bolts, making him curl up in front of the telephone like a penitent, hands over his belly, head throbbing like a monstrous bladder.
Stephen King -- The Shining
Was it not this what he used to intend to kill in his ardent years as a penitent?
Hermann Hesse -- Siddhartha
...and then a letter, in a strange hand, saying ’he died in hospital, of fever, such a day, and died in penitence and love of you:’
Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
By penitence the Eternal’s wrath’s appeas’d:
William Shakespeare -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona
"I am in Lady Agatha’s black books at present," answered Dorian, with a funny look of penitence.
Oscar Wilde -- The Picture of Dorian Gray
...as if the state were penitent to that degree ..., but not to that degree that it left off sinning for a moment.
Henry David Thoreau -- Resistance to Civil Government
The penitent emerged from the side of the box.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
When Langdon had first seen The Little Mermaid, he had actually gasped aloud when he noticed that the painting in Ariel’s underwater home was none other than seventeenth-century artist Georges de la Tour’s The Penitent Magdalene—
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
for while I lived thus, I was really a penitent for all my life past.
Daniel Defoe -- Moll Flanders
penitence was the fruit of long training and discipline:
Graham Greene -- The Power and the Glory
As nearly as I may, I’ll play the penitent to you:
William Shakespeare -- Antony and Cleopatra
...no fault could you make, Which you have not redeem’d; indeed, paid down More penitence than done trespass: at the last, Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.
William Shakespeare -- The Winter’s Tale
With all my heart; and much it joys me too To see you are become so penitent.
William Shakespeare -- The Life and Death of King Richard III
...the church stood on Tepeyac Hill, a place reserved for solemn acts of prayer and penitence.
W. William Winokur -- The Perfect Game
Following a stone wall in the dark, wrapped in his blanket, kneeling in the ashes like a penitent.
Cormac McCarthy -- The Road
This was the penitence that sometimes happens in the penitentiary.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
The Penitent King was having a difficult time with the rebels in Resavek.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
"Lieutenant," she asked demurely, her voice full of penitence.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
His greatgrandfather goes to his knees like a penitent, fits the saw into a groove in the bark, and begins to cut.
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
I was rude to the interviewer," I say, with what I try to pass off as penitence.