Usage examples for penitence

  1. But penitence was getting the better of her, and after vainly trying to read or write, she settled herself down for a cry. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  2. It looked like beautiful penitence and faith to Mae. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  3. He imputed to her a picturesque penitence and imagined her, on her side of the barricade, longing for a pardon she dared not ask and a reconciliation for which she could hardly venture to hope; he went so far as to embody these supposed feelings of hers in a graceful little poem addressed to himself and entitled, " To My Cruel Andrea." – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope