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contrite
used in Antigone

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Definition
feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • We offered first a prayer
    To Pluto and the goddess of cross-ways,
    With contrite hearts, to deprecate their ire.
contrite = feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense

(editor's note: "deprecate their ire" could be said  as "soften their anger".)
There are no more uses of "contrite" in Antigone.

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