act of contrition


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act of contrition

n
1. (Theology) Christianity a short prayer of penitence
2. something done to show sorrow for one's past actions
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This act of contrition, and her apology, is entirely reasonable and necessary.
The 18-year-old's unusual act of contrition, his severe learning difficulties and vulnerability meant he kept his freedom at Teesside Crown Court.
There is little doubt that in his public act of contrition there was great pain.
Oh, and this admittance was not an act of contrition by a man in remorse for that which he has inflicted upon us all, but a attempt to appease the IMF which criticised openly these same policies and which will soon have its most senior position up for grabs, a position Gordon thinks should be rightfully his.
Paul Wilkes's article left me dumbfounded at his audacity to give patients the Eucharist after a simple act of contrition, even though they were not in good standing in the Catholic Church.
When I haven't been eating my hat and wiping egg off my face, I've been gorging myself on humble pie these last few days and, as a final act of contrition, I must keep a promise made when the World Cup started.
She eventually thaws out as an act of contrition having married her life-long love, to be offset by the girly charms of her successor, the hesitant Peggy Sawyer (Jessica Punch).
Making an act of contrition or thinking about how the day's going while waiting for a red light to change.
Consequently it would seem that a public act of contrition should also be required.
But people like Timms and Pennant both deserve a second chance after taking their medicinePennant has held his hands up and admitted that he made a huge error of judgement and that act of contrition is commendable.
Davis offered only the smallest act of contrition, then went back to finger pointing.
SO Alexei Sayle has delivered his private Act of Contrition to the local press.