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penitent
used in Anne Of Green Gables

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Definition
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
  • Mournful penitence appeared on every feature.
    Chapter 10 — Anne's Apology (45% in)
penitence = sorrow for having done wrong
  • This was no meek penitent such as it behooved her to take into the presence of the offended Mrs. Lynde.
    Chapter 10 — Anne's Apology (40% in)
  • "Oh, I'm so sorry," said Anne penitently.
    Chapter 20 — A Good Imagination Gone Wrong (41% in)

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