Examples of contrition in a Sentence
Were her tears a true sign of contrition?
once again she heard her abusive husband's tearful expressions of contrition
Recent Examples of contrition from the Web
But if gaming is your religion, the purchase of Nvidia’s 8800 GTX is merely an act of contrition.
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Origin and Etymology of contrition
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of contrition
CONTRITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of contrition for English Language Learners
: the state of feeling sorry for bad behavior : the state of being contrite
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