Sentence Examples


  • She cut off her hair and sent it to Musset as a token of penitence, but Musset, though he still flirted with her, never quite forgave her infidelity and refused to admit her to his deathbed.
  • Pelageya stopped doubtfully, but in Pierre's face there was such a look of sincere penitence, and Prince Andrew glanced so meekly now at her and now at Pierre, that she was gradually reassured.
  • This is the color of penitence and fasting as well as the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the King.
  • If he is convinced of your penitence, he will absolve you and finish by imposing a penance.
  • Here too we express penitence both for our neglect and for having sometimes regarded evangelism and social concern as mutually exclusive.

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