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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation.

Usage examples (37)
  • BTW, "contrition" is precisely what rankles for most of the naysayers.
  • 'By that account,' said Lady Anne, 'which I believe to be just, her contrition is always ten times as great as her offence.'
  • The word contrition itself in a moral sense is not of frequent occurrence in
  • Rocker's apparent contrition is merely a signal that another episode is on the way. for more
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