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Word: penitent

Definition: repentant; N.


Sentences Containing 'penitent'

He expressed no regret for what he had done which satisfied her; his style was not penitent, but haughty.
``Send one of your men, disguised as a penitent friar, and I will give it to him.
``Excellency,''said a servant, opening the door,``a man in the dress of a penitent wishes to speak to you.''
Yet perhaps if I had found you humble and penitent, I might have prevented Benedetto from killing you; but I found you proud and blood thirsty, and I left you in the hands of God.''
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.
The surprise and its consequences would have been much less disagreeable to me if he had not been penitent.
But he was very penitent indeed, and in a peculiar way--not in the lump, but by instalments.
The soldier is applauded who refuses to serve in an unjust war by those who do not refuse to sustain the unjust government which makes the war; is applauded by those whose own act and authority he disregards and sets at naught; as if the state were penitent to that degree that it hired one to scourge it while it sinned, but not to that degree that it left off sinning for a moment.

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