A geometric explosion of old and new media rants followed every episode of contrition.
He flunked the contrition test, retracting only his word choice and larding the statement with attacks on the left.
For now, this story will end, as it often does, with an act of contrition, as Sheen enters a rehab facility.
Musharraf was still posting updates on Facebook and not showing the contrition expected of a man in his position.
But if there is contrition, it is not apparent from his calculating legal tactics.
“We came here with a feeling of contrition, yet not wholly ashamed,” he said.
I will wait while you make an act of contrition for your sins.
Instantly, he was all contrition over his unwitting offense inflicted on her womanly vanity.
But he saw nothing back of the letter but friendship and contrition.
O but if she would only accuse him—here—this instant, so that contrition might try its value!
c.1300, contrycyun, from Old French contriciun (Modern French contrition) and directly from Latin contritionem (nominative contritio), noun of action from past participle stem of conterere (see contrite).