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
The president has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.
To enable him to feel this guilt in his heart, and not merely exhibit all the exterior signs of mortification and remorse as a reaction to public pressure.
The judge noted that Dixon continued to take no responsibility for his actions and had shown no remorse.
Cam has always expressed the survivor's remorse of carrying his family on his back and doing everything for them, but this season is about Cam realizing more and more responsibility to the world at large.
The drums take Bonham-doffing downbeats and turnarounds without remorse, across the huge six-and-a-half-minute song.
In a recent hair-raising interview with The New York Times (even by Trump’s baffling standards), the president expressed remorse for hiring Sessions in the first place and installing him as the Attorney General.
McElwain also expressed remorse for playing a hobbled Del Rio in the loss to Arkansas that ended Del Rio’s season.
Clements' attorney, James Bogen, said that kind of remorse from a sex offender is unusual.
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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
Synonymscontriteness, contrition, penitence, regret, guilt, remorsefulness, repentance, rue, self-reproach, shame
Related Wordscompunction, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple; blame, culpability, fault; liability, rap, responsibility; chagrin, embarrassment; anguish, distress, grief, ruth, sadness, sorrow; bloodguilt, bloodguiltiness; apology, excuses, hand-wringing, mea culpa
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
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