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
Not long after Francis’ address, the Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury in England expressed remorse for the violence committed there in the name of the Reformation.
Weinstein, after all, unlike many other men who have been accused of misconduct and who, in the face of much evidence, have simply denied it, is actually expressing remorse.
But in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, the 80-year-old actor expressed remorse for his alleged behavior.
Convicted of the 1997 murder of Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon, in his final waking words McNabb did not express any remorse for the shooting that landed him on death row and left a family broken.
But the subjects of the documentary showed little hints of remorse, embarrassment, or shame at their treatment of women, their friends, and the law itself.
Despite the songwriters' remorse, he's since made the track his own, and is now unveiling a moving visual for the meaningful track (which was written by Flowers and late songwriter Andrew Dorff).
There is no excuse or explanation that makes that type of behavior acceptable.’’ Manfred met with Gurriel early afternoon Saturday, and expressed his remorse.
This often debilitating focus on remorse was challenged in the nineteenth century from religious reformers, philosophers, and self-help gurus who were collectively labelled New Thought.
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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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