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
Jacobs expressed remorse in a brief statement to Ezra.
Marquette’s president accepted a faculty recommendation to give Dr. McAdams two semesters unpaid leave and asked the professor to express remorse.
The incredible shrinking General Electric must fill some of you with buyer’s remorse, just thinking about how tax dollars were used to woo a company that has done nothing but struggle since relocating its headquarters to Boston.
Throughout his short life, XXXTentacion only weakly expressed remorse for his actions, alleged or admitted.
The World Cup: Fox Sports may be experiencing a bit of buyer’s remorse after winning the rights to this monthlong event but lost some luster after the U.S. team failed to qualify for the first time since the Reagan administration.
The department's command staff was immediately directed to contact Valenti, who expressed remorse and had already taken the post down, the chief said.
Hood met with the front office Wednesday and expressed remorse.
What Jarvis finds is a species that represents colonizers’ remorse, the need for mystery in a world of diminishing scale, and one more expression of industrial society’s ruination of the earth.
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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
Synonym Discussion of remorse
- absolution is dependent upon sincere penitence
- repentance accompanied by a complete change of character
- tearful expressions of contrition
- had no compunctions about taking back what is mine
- thieves untroubled by feelings 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
- She felt a pang of remorse after yelling.
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