re·​morse·​ful | \ri-ˈmȯrs-fəl \

Definition of remorseful 

: motivated or marked by remorse

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remorsefully \ri-​ˈmȯrs-​fə-​lē \ adverb
remorsefulness noun

Examples of remorseful in a Sentence

was remorseful about all the trouble that he had caused in the family

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The suspect was cooperative and remorseful, and taken into custody without incident for disorderly conduct, according to police. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Germantown HS student taken into custody for online threats," 19 Jan. 2018 Authorities suggested the 32-year-old surgical technician was deeply remorseful about being in charge at the mansion when her boyfriend’s son, 6-year-old Max Shacknai, fell from the second floor into the foyer. Lyndsay Winkley,, "Well-known pathologist testifies in trial that Zahau was strangled," 12 Mar. 2018 Fanz’ attorney Kevin Mitchell tells PEOPLE that Fanz has seemed remorseful for her actions. Greg Hanlon,, "N.J. Mom Strangled Newborn Girl Minutes After Birth — Then Dumped Her Body to Be Taken Out with the Trash," 25 June 2018 But, contrary to the sister's statements, Assistant Public Defender Kim Messer said by telephone after the hearing that her client is remorseful and often weeps over what has happened. Amanda Marrazzo, McHenry County, "McHenry County man who killed dad — then told callers he was unable to come to the phone — gets 45 years," 11 June 2018 At the beginning, the soul is very remorseful and repenting, but the soul is redeemed throughout the cantata. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "Violinist Augustin Hadelich joins KC Symphony for an eclectic program," 10 June 2018 Levin attached to the sentencing memorandum more than 30 letters of support from friends and family members, who wrote to Blake that Jenkins was remorseful and has accepted responsbility for his crimes. Justin Fenton,, "Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force leader seeks 20-year prison sentence, provides letters of support," 25 May 2018 But prosecutors argued Schmidt is not remorseful and deserved a lengthy prison sentence. Evan Macdonald,, "Willoughby Hills man sentenced to 44 years in prison for shooting police officers at BMW dealership," 26 Apr. 2018 If the division head doesn’t get results, Ishii dispatches a remorseful president. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry," 23 Apr. 2018

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1592, in the meaning defined above

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