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  • Other penitents are waiting outside.   (source)
    penitents = people expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • "I don't know what came over me," I blurted, penitent.   (source)
    penitent = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • Was it not this what he used to intend to kill in his ardent years as a penitent?   (source)
    penitent = someone feeling and expressing remorse for misdeeds (sorrow for having done wrong)
  • ...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.   (source)
    penitent = someone asking for forgiveness
  • penitence was the fruit of long training and discipline:   (source)
    penitence = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • Mournful penitence appeared on every feature.   (source)
    penitence = sorrow for having done wrong
  • ...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.   (source)
    penitential = showing sorrow for having done something wrong
  • The fellow was still alive, which was a disappointment, in one way; and yet it was pleasant to see him, all in penitential plasters.   (source)
  • "I am in Lady Agatha's black books at present," answered Dorian, with a funny look of penitence.   (source)
    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.   (source)
    penitence = feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds (sorrow for having done wrong); or a person who does such
  • "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.   (source)
    penitent = expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • Is there no reality in the penitence thus sealed and witnessed by good works?   (source)
    penitence = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • ...I lay there, penitently whispering, "O God bless him!"   (source)
    penitently = feeling remorse (sorrow) for misdeeds
  • ...as if the state were penitent to that degree ..., but not to that degree that it left off sinning for a moment.   (source)
    penitent = feeling sorrow for having done wrong
  • Penitential colours — less like something she'd chosen to put on than like something she'd been locked up in.†   (source)
  • The shelf that ran above the hanging bar must have been less than six feet off the ground, because in order to fit in the closet, the Count had to bend his head like a penitent.†   (source)
  • His greatgrandfather goes to his knees like a penitent, fits the saw into a groove in the bark, and begins to cut.†   (source)
  • All these centuries later, he wears his chains as an act of penitence...as he should.†   (source)
  • The Penitent King was having a difficult time with the rebels in Resavek.†   (source)
  • Soon, with an inflexible mind, and often even with the most flexible mind, this immortality becomes a penitential sentence in a madhouse of figures and forms that are hopelessly unintelligible and without value.†   (source)
  • It was a long week of penitence and fasting, during which there were no card games and no music that might lead to lust or abandon; and within the limits of possibility, the strictest sadness and chastity were observed, even though it was precisely at this time that the forked tail of the devil pricked most insistently at Catholic flesh.†   (source)
  • She was young, but haggard and old before her time, like a fully dressed penitent surrounded by glorious nakedness.†   (source)
  • His fingers were clasped together in a posture shared by surgeons, priests, and penitents.†   (source)
  • The children came running into the kitchen, scrubbed and penitent.†   (source)
  • This was the penitence that sometimes happens in the penitentiary.†   (source)
  • The explanation of how the girl came to be riding in his car that Sunday morning was neither as full nor as penitent as Miss Lydia could have wished; yet it did recognize the impropriety of the act, and was, in so far, satisfactory.†   (source)
  • Essey and I, dragging Maryam and Mahtob, attempted to elbow our way through the crowd of ecstatic penitents, trying to maneuver close enough to touch the ha ram so that we could ask God to grant our wishes, but we were repulsed several times.†   (source)
  • I saw a lieutenant who....ran round among the men of his company, sniveling and blubbering, praying each one if he had aught against him, or if he had injured any one, that they would forgive him, declaring at the same time that he, from his heart, forgave them if they had offended him ...had he been at the gallows with a halter about his neck, he could not have shown more fear or penitence.†   (source)
  • The chaplain nodded penitently and hurried past, unable to make himself take the time to apologize.†   (source)
  • By the following Sunday a mere five of the dozen who'd been at the dough that night were well enough to put on the penitents' garb and go barefoot to church to make their prayers for forgiveness.†   (source)
  • This was his penitence.†   (source)
  • Those who dwell here are penitents, who seek to atone for their sins through contemplation, prayer, and silence.†   (source)
  • PRAISE-SINGER The strictest father unbends his brow when the child is penitent, Elesin.†   (source)
  • "Lieutenant," she asked demurely, her voice full of penitence.†   (source)
  • That's right, guys," Bo said penitently.†   (source)
  • TYRONE Protests penitently.†   (source)
  • But he was always swearing that he would do better; it was, perhaps, the brutality of his penitence that had kept them together for so long.†   (source)
  • He knew he should offer explanations and show money-at least appear cither penitent or authoritative.†   (source)
  • The penitent emerged from the side of the box.   (source)
    penitent = a person who expresses remorse (sorrow) for misdeeds
  • He had been full of his own penitence and resolution to...   (source)
    penitence = feeling sorrow for having done wrong
  • "It is never too late," said Rose, "for penitence and atonement."   (source)
    penitence = feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • He ran as if to bring me aid. And I was penitent; for in my heart I had always despised him a little.   (source)
    penitent = feeling 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.   (source)
    penitence = remorse (sorrow) for misdeeds
  • ...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:'   (source)
    penitence = expressing sorrow for having done wrong
  • Yossarian grinned penitently and shook his head.†   (source)
  • The cornered woman; the penitential dress falling straight down, concealing feet that were surely bare; the straw mattress on the floor; the timorous hunch of the shoulders; the arms hugged close to the thin body, the long wisps of auburn hair escaping from what appeared at first glance to be a chaplet of white flowers — and especially the eyes, enormous in the pale face and dilated with fear, or with mute pleading — all was as it should be.†   (source)
  • For despite her austere conduct and penitential habit, Aunt Escolastica had an instinct for life and a vocation for complicity, which were her greatest virtues, and the mere idea that a man was interested in her niece awakened an irresistible emotion in her.†   (source)
  • Men with cut fingers, bleeding heads, stomach cramps and broken ankles came limping penitently up to the medical tent to have their gums and toes painted purple by Gus and Wes and be given a laxative to throw into the bushes.†   (source)
  • Florentino Ariza was never to understand how a few articles of penitential clothing could have hidden the drives of that wild mare who, choking on her own feverish desire, undressed him as she had never been able to undress her husband, who would have thought her perverse, and tried, with the confusion and innocence of five years of conjugal fidelity, to satisfy in a single assault the iron abstinence of her mourning.†   (source)
  • But as a young man, I followed the penitents, lived in the forest, suffered of heat and frost, learned to hunger, taught my body to become dead.†   (source)
  • And he remembered how he, a long time ago, as a young man, had forced his father to let him go to the penitents, how he had bed his farewell to him, how he had gone and had never come back.†   (source)
  • — But where were the Brahmans, where the priests, where the wise men or penitents, who had succeeded in not just knowing this deepest of all knowledge but also to live it?†   (source)
  • Quoth Siddhartha: "You know, my dear, that I already as a young man, in those days when we lived with the penitents in the forest, started to distrust teachers and teachings and to turn my back to them.†   (source)
  • Many of them wore the heavy iron chains of penitent priests.†   (source)
  • I was rude to the interviewer," I say, with what I try to pass off as penitence.†   (source)
  • I'm sorry," she said, bending forward to lay a wistful, penitent hand on that of Miss Sessions.†   (source)
  • The murmur of the next penitent echoed gently around the walls.†   (source)
  • Septon Torbert has been confined to a penitent's cell on bread and water.†   (source)
  • I stood behind the chair like a penitent and I thanked Sister Mary Joseph Praise.†   (source)
  • General Mebratu, proud and far from penitent, wouldn't renounce what he'd done.†   (source)
  • When he came back at times like this he would be petulant and penitent.†   (source)
  • With that, and the white gown and the bare feet, she looked like a penitent — like a heretic in an old painting, on her way to execution.†   (source)
  • And when you turned and looked, Marten was gone ...gone west Yet there was a man in Marten's entourage, a man who affected the dress of a monk and the shaven head of a penitent—†   (source)
  • Nor did he feel obliged "to suffer my character to lie under infamous calumnies because the author of them with a pistol bullet in his spinal marrow, died a penitent."†   (source)
  • John Gordon was one of those who slipped into the corner of contrition, meeting no one's eyes but bending solicitously over Urith, who clung to his arm, the whiteness of her penitent's robe showing up the purple bruising all around her swollen, broken nose.†   (source)
  • This was the best way to be penitent, to pour my energy into the communal meal that we would all be sharing soon, even though most of us would rather be someplace else.†   (source)
  • Septa Aglantine and Septa Melicent will say the same, as will Queen Margaery's own septa, Nysterica, who has been confined to a penitent's cell for her part in the queen's shame.†   (source)
  • Dawn came with a soft wind out of the west, all the odours of spring on its breath, and a penitent warmth to apologize for last night's storm.†   (source)
  • His sister, named Escolastica, was forty years old, and she was fulfilling a vow to wear the habit of St. Francis when she went out on the street and the penitent's rope around her waist when she was at home.†   (source)
  • But that was the law, Sergeant Towser explained, and all Yossarian could do was glare at them in baleful apology as he made room for them and volunteer helpful penitent hints as they moved inside his privacy and made themselves at home.†   (source)
  • Now Siddhartha also got some idea of why he had fought this self in vain as a Brahman, as a penitent.†   (source)
  • Silently, he stood there in the rainy season, from his hair the water was dripping over freezing shoulders, over freezing hips and legs, and the penitent stood there, until he could not feel the cold in his shoulders and legs any more, until they were silent, until they were quiet.†   (source)
  • Father Latour asked the Señora to tell him frankly whether she thought he could put a stop to the extravagances of the Penitential Brotherhood.†   (source)
  • Laughing, she plucked at her large straight chin, gazing out the window, and laughing absently—penitently, laughing.†   (source)
  • The old woman prattled on and on, while the penitents stirred restlessly in the next stall and the horse whinnied, prattled of abstinence days broken, of evening prayers curtailed.†   (source)
  • In the first half of the month of January, still penitently true to the New Year's reformation, he begot a child: by Spring, when it was evident that Eliza was again pregnant, he had hurled himself into an orgy to which even a notable four months' drunk in 1896 could offer no precedent.†   (source)
  • There had been a continuous stream of penitents from eight to ten — two hours of the worst evil a small place like this could produce after three years.†   (source)
  • XXXII This penitential mood kept her from naming the wedding-day.†   (source)
  • Two penitents rose and entered the confessional at either side.†   (source)
  • "Oh, I'm so sorry," said Anne penitently.†   (source)
  • 'Wickfield's plans,' said the Doctor, stroking his face, and looking penitently at his adviser.†   (source)
  • "But how can it be helped?" said Levin penitently.†   (source)
  • "Well, what of Kitty?" she said with a heavy sigh, looking penitently at Dolly.†   (source)
  • Then I am a brute," said Lydgate, caressing her penitently.†   (source)
  • 'It is I that am the woman of ill-omen,' cried the old lady penitently.†   (source)
  • "Mr. Massey," said Adam penitently, "I'm very hot and hasty.†   (source)
  • Behind the penitents came a man of vast stature and proportions.†   (source)
  • "Dolinka, I am so, so wretched!" she whispered penitently.†   (source)
  • The topmost shelf of every closet was made to yield up its secret, cellar and coal-bin were probed to their darkest depths and, as a final stage in the lustral rites, the entire house was swathed in penitential white and deluged with expiatory soapsuds.†   (source)
  • A tall figure came down the aisle and the penitents stirred; and at the last moment, glancing up swiftly, he saw a long grey beard and the brown habit of a capuchin.†   (source)
  • Thy penitents, father, have made a long shrift—it is the better for them, since it is the last they shall ever make.†   (source)
  • The penitential den once set apart for interviews with the House, was now the news-Exchange, and was filled to overflowing.†   (source)
  • It is true that the clergy did not like to have them empty, since that implied lukewarmness in believers, and that lepers were put into them when there were no penitents on hand.†   (source)
  • Melancholy streets, in a penitential garb of soot, steeped the souls of the people who were condemned to look at them out of windows, in dire despondency.†   (source)
  • His wealthy penitents and the sainted women of D— had more than once assessed themselves to raise the money for a new altar for Monseigneur's oratory; on each occasion he had taken the money and had given it to the poor.†   (source)
  • If they would serve their fellowmen, let them do it by making manifest the power and reality of conscience, in constraining them to penitential self-abasement!†   (source)
  • The baking-dish was served up in a penitential manner on a shrunken cloth at an end of the dining-table, at two o'clock, when he dined with Mr Flintwinch, the new partner.†   (source)
  • "There is—there is," answered the wretched woman, "deep, black, damning guilt,—guilt, that lies like a load at my breast—guilt, that all the penitential fires of hereafter cannot cleanse.†   (source)
  • As soon as I arrived, I sent a penitential codfish and barrel of oysters to Joe (as reparation for not having gone myself), and then went on to Barnard's Inn.†   (source)
  • On Mount Sainte-Geneviève a sort of Job of the Middle Ages, for the space of thirty years, chanted the seven penitential psalms on a dunghill at the bottom of a cistern, beginning anew when he had finished, singing loudest at night, ~magna voce per umbras~, and to-day, the antiquary fancies that he hears his voice as he enters the Rue du Puits-qui-parle—the street of the "Speaking Well."†   (source)
  • Bob pushed the sovereigns forward, but before Tom could speak Maggie, clasping her hands, and looking penitently at Bob.†   (source)
  • The debilitated cousin, more debilitated by the dreariness of the place, gets into a fearful state of depression, groaning under penitential sofa-pillows in his gunless hours and protesting that such fernal old jail's—nough t'sew fler up—frever.†   (source)
  • Through all my punishments, disgraces, fasts, and vigils, and other penitential performances, I had nursed this assurance; and to my communing so much with it, in a solitary and unprotected way, I in great part refer the fact that I was morally timid and very sensitive.†   (source)
  • "If the reverend fathers," he said, "loved good cheer and soft lodging, few miles of riding would carry them to the Priory of Brinxworth, where their quality could not but secure them the most honourable reception; or if they preferred spending a penitential evening, they might turn down yonder wild glade, which would bring them to the hermitage of Copmanhurst, where a pious anchoret would make them sharers for the night of the shelter of his roof and the benefit of his prayers."†   (source)
  • A brotherhood of penitents, clothed from head to foot in robes of gray sackcloth, with holes for the eyes, and holding in their hands lighted tapers, appeared first; the chief marched at the head.†   (source)
  • He felt that he was performing a striking piece of scrupulosity in the judgment of his auditor, and a penitential act in the eyes of God.†   (source)
  • 'On the commission he is, at any rate,' said I. 'And he writes to me here, that he will be glad to show me, in operation, the only true system of prison discipline; the only unchallengeable way of making sincere and lasting converts and penitents — which, you know, is by solitary confinement.†   (source)
  • In three minutes the Vicar was on horseback again, having gone magnanimously through a duty much harder than the renunciation of whist, or even than the writing of penitential meditations.†   (source)
  • Besides being possessed by my sister's idea that a mortifying and penitential character ought to be imparted to my diet,—besides giving me as much crumb as possible in combination with as little butter, and putting such a quantity of warm water into my milk that it would have been more candid to have left the milk out altogether,—his conversation consisted of nothing but arithmetic.†   (source)
  • But Mr. Bulstrode had to-night followed the order of his emotions; he entertained no doubt that the opportunity for restitution had come, and he had an overpowering impulse towards the penitential expression by which he was deprecating chastisement.†   (source)
  • She nursed him, she read to him, she anticipated his wants, and was solicitous about his feelings; but there had entered into the husband's mind the certainty that she judged him, and that her wifely devotedness was like a penitential expiation of unbelieving thoughts—was accompanied with a power of comparison by which himself and his doings were seen too luminously as a part of things in general.†   (source)
  • His penitent mother set him to sea in a little casket.†   (source)
  • You were safer Think of penitence and follow your master.†   (source)
  • We have come back in penitence, Arthur, when we needn't have come at all.†   (source)
  • For our penitence deserves a glimpse only; our toil respite only.†   (source)
  • But I guess I looked less wounded than I felt, and she assumed I had no sense of penitence.†   (source)
  • David darling, you were saying-T' Her voice had become solicitous, penitent.†   (source)
  • Then, full of penitent laughter, she added: "That's a shame!†   (source)
  • They'll come now, when his mind's wandering and he hasn't the strength to resist, and claim him as a death-bed penitent.†   (source)
  • I saw them gradually worn down, whimpering, grovelling, weeping — and in the end it was not with pain or fear, only with penitence.†   (source)
  • We are all deeply moved; yet irreverent; yet penitent; yet anxious to get it over; yet reluctant to part.†   (source)
  • He dreamed of himself as the redemptive hero, saving her in an hour of great danger, making her penitent with grave reproof, accepting purely the love she offered.†   (source)
  • But he was penitent and miserable because his own dear Orkney mother was gone— he was onlv beginning to realize how it had happened— because he had hurt Arthur's ideal, and because he was generous in his own heart.†   (source)
  • The keys to the chains were tossed to the waters, but when at the end of the long period they were discovered in the belly of a fish, this was taken to be a providential sign: the penitent was conducted to Rome, where in due course he was elected pope.4 Charlemagne (742-814) was persecuted as a child by his elder brothers, and took flight to Saracen Spain.†   (source)
  • Always we shall have the heretic here at our mercy, screaming with pain, broken up, contemptible — and in the end utterly penitent, saved from himself, crawling to our feet of his own accord.†   (source)
  • It seemed now as if, touched by human penitence and all its toil, divine goodness had parted the curtain and displayed behind it, single, distinct, the hare erect; the wave falling; the boat rocking; which, did we deserve them, should be ours always.†   (source)
  • Gawaine, who now remembered all his adoration for their peculiar mother—an adoration which the queen-witch had wished on each of her sons —rode to the King's court in gloomy penitence.†   (source)
  • When the last penitent had gone away he walked back across the yard to the bungalow; he could see the lamp burning, and Miss Lehr knitting, and he could smell the grass in the paddock, wet with the first rains.†   (source)
  • And as they looked at his remote fabulous face, more strange now that its thick fringing curls had been shorn, they bought of him, paying him several times his fee, with the lazy penitence of wasters.†   (source)
  • petty check-forger, and six weeks' jailbird; three nights, from the eleventh to the fourteenth of January, 1905, by the rheumatic crucifixion of his right side, participant in his own grief, accuser of himself and his God; once in February, 1896, as deathwatch to the remains of Sandy Duncan, aged eleven; once in September, 1895, penitentially alert and shamefast in the City "calaboose"; in a room of the Keeley Institute at Piedmont, North Carolina, June 7, 1896; on March 17, 1906, between Knoxville, Tennessee, and Altamont, at the conclusion of a seven weeks' journey to California.†   (source)
  • So, all was gone again—Cynthia, the shop, the hard-bought praise of soberness, the angel's head—he walked through the streets at dark, yelling his pentameter curse at Rebel ways, and all their indolence; but sick with fear and loss and penitence, he wilted under the town's reproving stare, becoming convinced, as the flesh wasted on his own gaunt frame, that Cynthia's scourge was doing vengeance now on him.†   (source)
  • He poured out an incoherent story of love and penitence.†   (source)
  • It was a purely ascetic exercise, a part of the discipline of penitence, a means of salvation.†   (source)
  • She felt a touch on her arm, and met the penitent eye of Miss Kilroy.†   (source)
  • A penitent emerged from the farther side of the box.†   (source)
  • A penitent entered where the other penitent had come out.†   (source)
  • A woman entered quietly and deftly where the first penitent had knelt.†   (source)
  • Send one of your men, disguised as a penitent friar, and I will give it to him.†   (source)
  • Besides, his penitence was very sore,
    And he lamented his ill fortune all the more.†   (source)
  • Then, ashamed and penitent, she hid her face.†   (source)
  • Let us find leisure, with our dying breath, to ask for him penitence and pardon.†   (source)
  • Thus adjured, Topsy confessed to the ribbon and gloves, with woful protestations of penitence.†   (source)
  • Military men on approaching the tribunal of penitence had felt the scales fall from their eyes.†   (source)
  • Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?†   (source)
  • She would not be ashamed of the appearance of the penitence, so justly and truly hers.†   (source)
  • For Alice was penitent of her one earthly sin, and proud no more!†   (source)
  • If only your penitence fail not, God will forgive all.†   (source)
  • Despair and penitence are two very different things.†   (source)
  • "And that was like me!" observes the penitent trooper, shaking his head.†   (source)
  • I come to you full of contrition, I am penitent.†   (source)
  • Here had been her sin; here, her sorrow; and here was yet to be her penitence.†   (source)
  • 'I ask, what was the penitence, in works, that was demanded of her?†   (source)
  • But he was very penitent indeed, and in a peculiar way — not in the lump, but by instalments.†   (source)
  • "Well, was it nice?" she asked, coming out to meet him with a penitent and meek expression.†   (source)
  • A fortnight ago a penitent letter had come from Stepan Arkadyevitch to Dolly.†   (source)
  • 'Oh dear, yes, sir!' cried this hopeful penitent.†   (source)
  • He did not know how much penitence there was in the sorrow.†   (source)
  • She had such an outburst after each of Carol's campaigns—for better Thanatopsis programs, for Shavian plays, for more human schools—but she never betrayed herself, and always she was penitent.†   (source)
  • The donor of the party having remained sober, Kerry and Amory accidentally dropped him down two flights of stairs and called, shame-faced and penitent, at the infirmary all the following week.†   (source)
  • But now he realised how hard it was for his wife to drag about at her work, and, his sympathy quickened by penitence, hastened forward with his help.†   (source)
  • And when she had to tell an insignificant, social lie its hazardous associations, and the memories which it recalled, would leave her weak with a sense of exhaustion and penitent with a consciousness of wrongdoing.†   (source)
  • Arabella lay facing the window, and did not at once turn her head: and Sue was wicked enough, despite her penitence, to wish for a moment that Jude could behold her forerunner now, with the daylight full upon her.†   (source)
  • The wicked wolf that for a half a day had paralyzed London and set all the children in town shivering in their shoes, was there in a sort of penitent mood, and was received and petted like a sort of vulpine prodigal son.†   (source)
  • Only in legend does the sinner come forth penitent, but terrible, to conquer pure woman by his resistless power.†   (source)
  • She "went through" the linen and blankets in the precise spirit of the penitent exploring the inner folds of conscience; she sought for moths as the stricken soul seeks for lurking infirmities.†   (source)
  • The general had turned up in the bosom of his family two or three days before, but not, as usual, with the olive branch of peace in his hand, not in the garb of penitence—in which he was usually clad on such occasions—but, on the contrary, in an uncommonly bad temper.†   (source)
  • A half-equipped little knight she was, venturing to reconnoiter the mysterious city and dreaming wild dreams of some vague, far-off supremacy, which should make it prey and subject the proper penitent, groveling at a women's slipper.†   (source)
  • At Hyde Park Corner on a tub she stands preaching; shrouds herself in white and walks penitentially disguised as brotherly love through factories and parliaments; offers help, but desires power; smites out of her way roughly the dissentient, or dissatisfied; bestows her blessing on those who, looking upward, catch submissively from her eyes the light of their own.†   (source)
  • She looked penitent.†   (source)
  • I sat in the sun on a bench; the animal within me licking the chops of memory; the spiritual side a little drowsed, promising subsequent penitence, but not yet moved to begin.†   (source)
  • "Come along," he said, penitent.†   (source)
  • Old Bilder examined him all over with most tender solicitude, and when he had finished with his penitent said, "There, I knew the poor old chap would get into some kind of trouble.†   (source)
  • If each, I told myself, could but be housed in separate identities, life would be relieved of all that was unbearable; the unjust delivered from the aspirations might go his way, and remorse of his more upright twin; and the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path, doing the good things in which he found his pleasure, and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of this extraneous evil.†   (source)
  • This was no meek penitent such as it behooved her to take into the presence of the offended Mrs. Lynde.†   (source)
  • The implication that such loyalty would meet with a direct reward had hastened her flight, and flung her back, ashamed and penitent, on the broad bosom of Gerty's sympathy.†   (source)
  • Nor can I truly say that I wearied of this beneficent and innocent life; I think instead that I daily enjoyed it more completely; but I was still cursed with my duality of purpose; and as the first edge of my penitence wore off, the lower side of me, so long indulged, so recently chained down, began to growl for licence.†   (source)
  • "Oh—" Miss Bart protested, drawing back from her penitent clasp; but Mrs. Fisher went on with her usual directness: "Look here, Lily, don't let's beat about the bush: half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn't any.†   (source)
  • Gerty's quest, at any rate, brought up against a solid wall of resistance; and even when Carry Fisher, momentarily penitent for her share in the Hatch affair, joined her efforts to Miss Farish's, they met with no better success.†   (source)
  • It was this moment of love, this fleeting victory over themselves, which had kept them from atrophy and extinction; which, in her, had reached out to him in every struggle against the influence of her surroundings, and in him, had kept alive the faith that now drew him penitent and reconciled to her side.†   (source)
  • The penitent came out.†   (source)
  • Once in the winter the rector would come to dine, and her husband would beg her to go over the list and see that no DIVORCEES were included, except those who had showed signs of penitence by being re-married to the very wealthy.†   (source)
  • This was close reasoning; but it was commingled with an infinite amount of merely instinctive penitence.†   (source)
  • They knew not what it was, they knew not where they were; but both of them, the man and the child, the penitent and the innocent, felt that they must kneel.†   (source)
  • On entering this holy place, the poor penitent was unable to shut the door so close as to prevent the passions he fled from entering with him.†   (source)
  • Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them: they can be injured by us, they can be wounded; they know all our penitence, all our aching sense that their place is empty, all the kisses we bestow on the smallest relic of their presence.†   (source)
  • Startled at finding one of her own sex in that place who could rise superior to natural timidity, Miss Temple turned her eyes in the direction of the penitent.†   (source)
  • Still, though daunted by these reproaches, the handsome barbarian could hardly be said to be penitent.†   (source)
  • If you are penitent, you love.†   (source)
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