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  • adv. In a penitent manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a penitent manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a penitent manner; with penitence or contrition for sin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. showing remorse


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  • Or was she penitently striving to make amends for the unmerited harshness she had dealt him?

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  • Our waitress, a penitently failed vegan, said this was her favorite dish and refused to charge us for it when we begged to differ.

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  • Tower Hill, where he died, at thirty-four years old, both courageously and penitently.

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  • “Well,” said Will, penitently, “you are a great scholar, Mr. Frank, and you speak like one; but gentlemen must fight sometimes, or where would be their honor?”

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  • During the ensuing 45 minute long distance conversation, I penitently promised a variety of things to make up for my flagrant abuse of family storytelling privilege:

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  • Hath he born himself penitently in prison? how seems he to be touched?

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  • Queene of France fell into a grievous sicknesse, and perceiving her selfe to be at the point of death, shee became very penitently sorrowfull for all her sinnes, earnestly desiring that shee might be confessed by the Archbishop of Roane, who was reputed to be an holy and vercuous man.

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  • Upon the report whereof, Ricciardo becomming likewise a widdower, and grieving extraordinarily for his haynous transgression, penitently betooke himselfe to live in a wildernesse, where (not long after) he ended his dayes.

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  • His confusion at the discovery of his own forgetfulness secretly delighted her; she could have cried with pleasure when he penitently wondered what he could possibly have been thinking of.

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