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used in Catch-22

5 uses
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feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • He greeted Milo jovially each time they met and, in an excess of contrite generosity, impulsively recommended Major Major for promotion.
    Chapter 13 — Major De Coverley (63% in)
  • 'What the hell are you getting so upset about?' he asked her bewilderedly in a tone of contrite amusement.
    Chapter 18 — The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice (44% in)
  • 'I'm sorry,' the chaplain apologized contritely.
    Chapter 20 — Corporal Whitcomb (86% in)
  • Milo responded contritely.
    Chapter 22 — Milo the Mayor (71% in)
  • Yossarian took her in his arms and hugged her with gentle, contrite affection.
    Chapter 34 — Thanksgiving (99% in)

There are no more uses of "contrite" in Catch-22.

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