PENITENT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of penitent
Definition:
a. feeling or expressing deep regret for misdeeds
Example:
When he realized the enormity of his crime, he became remorseful and penitent.
Sentence in Classic:
The prince apparently had plenty more to say, but as soon as the princess heard his tone she subsided at once, and became penitent, as she always did on serious occasions.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Levin walked beside his wife, and, penitent for having been angry, he squeezed her hand when the nurse was not looking.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As to the washerwoman pawning the clothes, and coming in a state of penitent intoxication to apologize, I suppose that might have happened several times to anybody.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
When my ablutions were completed, I was put into clean linen of the stiffest character, like a young penitent into sackcloth, and was trussed up in my tightest and fearfullest suit.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
The wicked wolf that for half a day had paralysed London and set all the children in the town shivering in their shoes, was there in a sort of penitent mood, and was received and petted like a sort of vulpine prodigal son.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
They knew not what it was, they knew not where they were; but both of them, the man and the child, the penitent and the innocent, felt that they must kneel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
She leaned her forehead on the cool pane, and stood half hidden by the curtains, never minding that her favorite waltz had begun, till some one touched her, and turning, she saw Laurie, looking penitent, as he said, with his very best bow and his hand out.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
As a daughter, he hoped a penitent one, she should be protected by him, and secured in every comfort, and supported by every encouragement to do right, which their relative situations admitted; but farther than that he could not go.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
He expressed no regret for what he had done which satisfied her; his style was not penitent, but haughty.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
At the same time I was genuinely touched and penitent, I used to shed tears and, of course, deceived myself, though I was not acting in the least and there was a sick feeling in my heart at the time.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
On entering this holy place, the poor penitent was unable to shut the door so close as to prevent the passions he fled from entering with him.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context