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used in The Poisonwood Bible

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feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
  • As it turns out, though, betrayal can also breed penitents, shrewd minor politicians, and ghosts.
    Book 5 — Exodus (25% in)
penitents = people expressing sorrow for having done wrong
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