Examples of remorse in a Sentence
I could forgive him for what he did if he showed some remorse.
he felt a deep remorse for having neglected his family over the years
Recent Examples of remorse from the Web
Prosecutors, however, said that when he was first confronted about his involvement in the murder plot in 2014, Bibbs showed a chilling lack of remorse.
Unfortunately, Mr. Glucksmann has never shown an ounce of remorse and never accepted responsibility for his actions.
But the sense of remorse may have been short lived.
The Justice Department is seeking the death penalty on the basis of Roof’s significant premeditation, lack of remorse and animosity toward African Americans.
After the game, Atkinson expressed remorse for the penalty.
Vine’s co-founders instantly expressed remorse on Thursday.
Their rantings — especially those written by Harris, the ringleader of the attacks — are disturbing and cruel, showing no empathy or remorse.
Recently the son finally made a tearful confession in a video program because he has been eaten alive by remorse all these years.
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Did You Know?
In Latin, mordere means "to bite;" thus, remorse is something that "gnaws" at you over and over. In criminal court, judges are always looking for signs that a convicted felon is suffering remorse for his crime; if not, the judge may well lengthen his sentence or deny him parole after serving part of it. Remorse is stronger than mere regret; real remorse is the kind of thing that may last a lifetime.
Origin and Etymology of remorse
Middle English, from Anglo-French remors, from Medieval Latin remorsus, from Late Latin, act of biting again, from Latin remordēre to bite again, from re- + mordēre to bite — more at mordant
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of remorse
REMORSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of remorse for English Language Learners
: a feeling of being sorry for doing something bad or wrong in the past : a feeling of guilt
REMORSE Defined for Kids
Definition of remorse for Students
: deep regret for doing or saying something wrong She felt a pang of remorse after yelling.
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