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contrite
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • The self-reproach and contrition which are displayed in his remark appear to me to be the signs of a healthy mind rather than of a guilty one.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (22% 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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