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used in Oliver Twist

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feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • ...your evident contrition, and sense of shame; all lead me to believe that you might yet be reclaimed.
    Chapter 40 — A Strange Interview, Which is a Sequel to the Last Chamber (63% in)
contrition = sorrow or regret for a fault or offense

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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