Definition of penitence in English:

penitence

Line breaks: peni|tence
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnɪt(ə)ns
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentance: a public display of penitence
More example sentences
  • Such is his infinite penitence and regret that he looks out on the world and the bereaved family through a window of tears.
  • We are, it seems, so far gone in sin and decadence that no repentance or penitence can be adequate.
  • They were intended to move the will of the one praying not only to compunction for sin and penitence, but to a desire for God and confidence in God's love.
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