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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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Through Jin and BFP's efforts, Filipinos are being made aware of such acts of personal purging and repentance from former war aggressors - perhaps more heartfelt and alleviating than official, government acts of contrition.
LAHORE: Acts of contrition and transitional justice?
Then, in the 1990s, came international tribunals on the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda - acts of contrition after the horror, to make up for the global failure to prevent it - and the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Acts of contrition that participate in the constellation of Foucault's 'technologies of the self bring the highly visible, educational self forward as a disciplined entity.
Spokesmen for the victims read a document in which it was made clear that many acts of contrition are missing, not on the part of the guerrillas but on the part of other actors equally responsible for the event 13 years ago: the government and the paramilitary.
To what extent this requires the pregnant woman to experience certain acts of contrition or guilt remains to be understood.
That said, the players involved are starting off the spring with acts of contrition and promises to rededicate their efforts toward the team's success.
It also has seven acts of contrition to choose from, all for 1.
Formica's apology follows similar acts of contrition in China and the US by Akio Toyoda, the company's president, in the past week.
In fact, to suggest that Richard von Weizsacker's famous 1985 speech trumped Willy Brandt's kneeling in front of the Warsaw Ghetto memorial in 1970 is to downplay the role of culture and symbolic meanings often involved in acts of contrition.
Any acts of contrition are useless unless paired with reparation.
But as acts of contrition go, it was an apology of an apology.