• (noun): The condition or quality of being penitent; regret for wrongdoing.

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  • (noun): remorse for your past conduct

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  • The publicity of their penitence is also implied (compare Jer 7: 29; 48: 38).

  • I have written this account in penitence and in grief, as a man who failed to raise his pig, and to explain my deviation from the classic course of so many raised pigs.

  • What ... so I should, uh, flagellate myself in penitence?

  • But it does not logically follow that the only way to show penitence is to go stick yourself in a cell.

  • But the nutrients of the blood of life spilled in penitence help fortify the Sun to win the battle against the Night.

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