Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Sorry for sin and desirous of amendment; contrite; repentant.

Part of speech: noun

One who is penitent.

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Usage examples "penitent":

  1. She came into the Barracks; her heart was broken; she found her way to the Penitent Form, and Christ, with His own precious blood, washed her sins away. - "In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out", Booth, William.
  2. Humbled, penitent, and with a rush of warm affection filling his heart, he said, I should have known you were not to blame, but you are always right. - "The Major", Ralph Connor.
  3. In another car comes the penitent Magdalen, dressed in pure white, and decorated with flowers. - "Spanish Life in Town and Country", L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street.