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used in Catch-22

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feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
  • The chaplain nodded penitently and hurried past, unable to make himself take the time to apologize.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (48% in)
  • Yossarian grinned penitently and shook his head.
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (39% in)
  • But that was the law, Sergeant Towser explained, and all Yossarian could do was glare at them in baleful apology as he made room for them and volunteer helpful penitent hints as they moved inside his privacy and made themselves at home.
    Chapter 32 — Yo-Yo's Roomies (43% in)
  • Men with cut fingers, bleeding heads, stomach cramps and broken ankles came limping penitently up to the medical tent to have their gums and toes painted purple by Gus and Wes and be given a laxative to throw into the bushes.
    Chapter 34 — Thanksgiving (7% in)

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