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Synonym: repentantSimilar words: penitencefinite elementpenisopeningunitedefinitelylenienttentMeaning: ['penɪtənt]  n. (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor). adj. feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds. 
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1 "I'm sorry, " she said with a penitent smile.
2 Robert Gates sat before them, almost penitent about the past.
3 Phil was trying hard to look penitent.
4 And no penitent in a confessional could have unburdened herself more pathetically than did my Maman that afternoon.
5 He inherited a regular staff meeting and was penitent that he had never invented such a meeting in Durham.
6 Think penitent ... and in less capable hands, downright dull.
7 After watching a few more penitent men pass by I was ready to leave.
8 There are various Pelagias who are known as penitent harlots or virgin martyrs who died to escape a fate worse than death.
9 And to a penitent soldier a crusade was even better than an unarmed pilgrimage.
10 Those who were penitent obtained absolution.
11 Recognition also designates the entire process that the penitent experiences in this status over the years.
12 They all appeared very penitent(, and begged hard for their lives.
13 The penitent boy turned his back on the unhappy past and began a new existence.
14 Draco came to him like a penitent child, though it was not forgiveness he begged.
15 First, you were penitent for four to ten years, and this status affected your life.
16 She is deeply penitent.
17 The penitent hope their red-faced admissions of guilt will bring absolution, but can saying sorry really be enough to restore their credibility?
18 I have grown neither humble nor penitent by what has passed.
19 PLAYER . Hostile . Signs say No. Never penitent . Unwelcome.
20 It was hard to be angry with him when he looked so penitent.
21 But the short version points to a promise of progress in experience beyond the stage of penitent sorrow.
22 And he had a notorious asperity for which he was afterwards sometimes penitent.
23 But Gao Jinjiao was rocking back and forth,[] bumping against the tree like a penitent little boy.
24 He became so identified with us that he was the perfect penitent and made the perfect confession to the Father for us.
25 He'd have liked to have seen Gina reading one of their notes with a penitent expression.
26 Exomologesis was a ritual of recognizing oneself as a sinner and a penitent.
27 In such frame of mind sinners come to the penitent form.
28 Incautious remarks by the new American treasury secretary about China manipulating its currency were dismissed as ridiculous; a duly penitent Hillary Clinton was welcomed in Beijing, but as an equal.
29 This dead-on take on childhood shenanigans ends on a high note, with the penitent David (he broke a vase with a baseball) enfolded in his mother's arms as she assures him, "Yes, David...I love you."
30 To be forgiven for committing a mortal sin, one must be extremely penitent.
More similar words: penitencefinite elementpenisopeningunitedefinitelylenienttenthappen tolatentpatentextentintentdependentlisten tosentenceexcitementpotentialattentionpotentiallyconsistentinadvertentto some extentconsistentlyintermittentinadvertentlypay attention tomore often than notindependenta bone of contention
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