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penitent
used in A Christmas Carol

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Definition
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
  • Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (49% in)
penitence = remorse (sorrow) for misdeeds
There are no more uses of "penitent" in A Christmas Carol.

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