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used in For Whom the Bell Tolls

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feeling sorrow or regret for a fault or offense
  • ...and started an act of contrition racing in it, "Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee who art worthy of all my love—"
    Chapter 27 (89% in)
contrition = a prayer or other action done to amend for a sin

(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.)
  • It was hammering now in the roar and he could not remember the act of contrition.
    Chapter 27 (90% in)

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