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penitent
 a.  feeling or expressing deep regret for misdeeds
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In Chapter VII
2  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
3  The surprise and its consequences would have been much less disagreeable to me if he had not been penitent.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
4  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
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 2
5  A fortnight ago a penitent letter had come from Stepan Arkadyevitch to Dolly.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 7
6  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
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 17
7  The penitent emerged from the side of the box.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  A woman entered quietly and deftly where the first penitent had knelt.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  A penitent emerged from the farther side of the box.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
10  A penitent entered where the other penitent had come out.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  And I was penitent; for in my heart I had always despised him a little.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER
12  When they were called in, Laurie was standing by their mother with such a penitent face that Jo forgave him on the spot, but did not think it wise to betray the fact.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
13  The penitent kiss was better than a world of words, and John had her on his knee in a minute, saying tenderly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
14  "Yes, please, but I never will again," and he went down upon his knees, with a penitent clasping of hands, and a face full of mischief, mirth, and triumph.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
15  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
Get Context   In Chapter 36
Example Sentence:
1  When he realized the enormity of his crime, he became remorseful and penitent.