Sentence Examples


  • Jonny's penance for betraying his sister would last an eternity.
  • His penance is not yet served.
  • After embarrassed apologies, she seemed compelled to sit down and chat, as if idle conversation might be penance for the pilfered peach pie.
  • Cynthia agreed and as if in penance, gathered up plates and coffee cups while Westlake assembled his equipment.
  • Maybe Katie had known this was how it would end when they'd last met in his dream.  Maybe this was his penance for being what he was.  Rhyn didn't know, but he knew he couldn't choose his own interests over those of humanity.

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