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 Meanings and Examples of CONTRITE
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contrite
 a.  feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
Classic Sentence:
1  Seeing that he really was out of temper, Jo, who knew how to manage him, assumed a contrite expression, and going artistically down upon her knees, said meekly, "Please forgive me for being so cross."
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
2  As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite, and I never knew him complain.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVI
3  His soul sank back deeper into depths of contrite peace, no longer able to suffer the pain of dread, and sending forth, as he sank, a faint prayer.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
4  Such little actions, slight in another man, were very noticeable in him; and his daughter received them as if they had been words of contrition.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
5  Since the Pegler affair, this gentlewoman had covered her pity for Mr. Bounderby with a veil of quiet melancholy and contrition.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
6  The self-reproach and contrition which are displayed in his remark appear to me to be the signs of a healthy mind rather than of a guilty one.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
7  "Confess your sins and do penance for them in sorrow and contrition," Ellen had told her a hundred times and, in this crisis, Ellen's religious training came back and gripped her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
8  She looked at the dazed hurt faces of India and Pitty and contrition swept her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
9  I will ask you now, all of you, to repeat after me the act of contrition, kneeling here in this humble chapel in the presence of God.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
10  Then, raising his head, he repeated the act of contrition, phrase by phrase, with fervour.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  Here ceased the rapid flow of her self-reproving spirit; and Elinor, impatient to soothe, though too honest to flatter, gave her instantly that praise and support which her frankness and her contrition so well deserved.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46
Example Sentence:
1  She was contrite the whole morning after her angry outburst.