toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

penitent

used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
  • When her anger passed, she was penitent.
penitent = sorry for having done wrong
  • If she's truly penitent, you should forgive her.
  • penitent = sorry for having done wrong
  • 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
  • penitent = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • ...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
  • penitence = expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • Is there no good penitence but it be public?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • penitence = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • By penitence the Eternal's wrath's appeas'd:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • penitence = feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
  • ...I lay there, penitently whispering, "O God bless him!"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • penitently = feeling remorse (sorrow) for misdeeds
  • "I don't know what came over me," I blurted, penitent.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • penitent = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • Other penitents are waiting outside.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • penitents = people expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • He had been full of his own penitence and resolution to...
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • penitence = feeling sorrow for having done wrong
  • ...the church stood on Tepeyac Hill, a place reserved for solemn acts of prayer and penitence.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • penitence = expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • As it turns out, though, betrayal can also breed penitents, shrewd minor politicians, and ghosts.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • penitents = people expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • "It is never too late," said Rose, "for penitence and atonement."
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • penitence = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • 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
  • penitence = feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds (sorrow for having done wrong); or a person who does such
  • Is there no reality in the penitence thus sealed and witnessed by good works?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • penitence = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • Hath he borne himself penitently in prison?
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • penitently = with remorse for misdeeds (sorrow at having done wrong)
  • Was it not this what he used to intend to kill in his ardent years as a penitent?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • penitent = someone feeling and expressing remorse for misdeeds (sorrow for having done wrong)
  • 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
penitence = remorse (sorrow) for misdeeds

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®
Search for other examples by interest
InterestSource
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Twitter®